This group of paintings explores cloudscapes as a metaphor for the human experience. Clouds, of course, are always shifting in form and character; the human condition is much the same. We are all in flux throughout our lives, changed by our surroundings, by our relationships, and by our physiology. Despite this, we consider ourselves more or less a fixed entity, observing the world and our relationship to it as a continuum. Although we can see the often drastic metamorphosis of our lives, we never-the-less remain tied to the thing we call the self. For this reason, I depict this ordinarily transmogrifying subject as still. The abstract mark making and choices in color are meant to be a visual commentary on the existential realization of temporal experience, with its evocation of extremes, from joy to anxiety.