Through the juxtaposition of color, mark making, realistic imagery, and abstract space, this series uses the painting process as a vehicle to derive meaning. These paintings are aesthetically analogous to collage, although all representational images were rendered from life. The image making process for these works progressed in a non-linear manner and most began without preplanning. A found object, a group of marks, or a color field could all be of an equal impetus for evolving the painting. The outcomes from this process were always idiosyncratic, yet the formal relationships within the paintings speak to something more universal.