One consistent endeavor in all of my work is the organization and alignment of elements, both solids and voids, within a grid, creating continuity and an ambiguity between edge, line and space. As architecture and furniture have a clear structure and weightiness, so do my paintings. I am interested in separating the top layers of paint, or applied paper or wood from the wood panel surface that it covers. This layer is cut away at or peeled off, revealing the underside of the panel and making the work 3 dimensional. The vulnerability of the material is revealed by the natural tears and splintering that occurs while being removed and separated and creates a tension between itself, the surface it’s attached to and the space around it.