These paintings represent an ongoing interest in integrating a number of disparate elements that involve drawing, the geometric and the painterly. The drawing is set against or within translucent, sometimes iridescent, fields of color. The energy and the rhythm of the drawings and the juxtaposition of color with unexpected opposites create tension and resonance in the work. This visual language serves as a metaphor for spiritual and physical balance in our own experience and being. My intent is to create balanced compositions with these disparate elements that conjure notions of constraint and freedom, of poetic order and chaos, of the structured and the intuitive. This balance is achieved through a process of searching and editing, revision and adjustment, layering and scraping until the composition is resolved to a point of meaning.