I live and work in Rochester, New York. My process is one of addition and subtraction. I start with random marks, drawing, collage, paint. Then it is time to sand, lift paint, obscure with more collage, and create veiled layers. I add and subtract until something in the painting speaks to me or gives me direction. The process reminds me of a dig; shapes materialize and scraps of images and color emerge. I carefully work around the ruins to find something precious, imperfect, and meaningful. I am learning not to force this; I need to be patient and wait for the painting to tell me what comes next. I invite the viewer to lean in.