I work with watercolor and paper as if the painting were an old barn to renovate or a vegetable garden to build and tend. It’s an ecosystem with its own laws and gifts – weather, gravity, wood, plants, moisture, hot sun, erosion – so I enter cautiously and make multiple forays, trying to leave no trace. My goal is always a poem – an event occurring in the painting that is focused enough to conjure words, even though the event itself is ineffable. The words become titles, and become inextricable from the work.