I am an abstract expressionist who works with metal, wood, acrylic impasto, glue, wax, pigment, sand, and found objects, knowing that gravity will begin its work the moment mine is done, taking its long turn in heavy silence. At the heart of every piece is the search for that tipping point - and stepping back - just before a canvas becomes sculpture. The process begins with a found object. Each piece is forced to pause between its many layers; sometimes hours, sometimes days, weeks, or months. The shapes are never planned, nor the colors. It is a process of attention to lines and textures, a meditation on the form as it emerges. Always present are thoughts what is left of lives and places, things discarded, evidence, testimonies to what was.