Artist's description: The work gazes into the past, guided only by a feeling's texture. This texture, a combination of material and emotional artifacts we all carry, is what comes through the paintings. The paintings are a way of asking questions by doing first and conceiving second, if ever. There is a breathtaking pause between a feeling and a thought, between the work as such and its meaning. Shape, color, mark, maker: these can seem familiar as memory, longing, loss, even before knowing alightsif it ever does.