PULLING THE LAND   The works in this series are about my passages through mountainscapes, connected to my sensory experience of traversing land and rock formations. Inside the studio, I can only depend on memory, sketches and notes taken on these travels. In the act of pulling, we exert force to cause something to move it towards us. The performance of painting then becomes an exercise in pulling these forms from recorded meditations and modulated recollections. While painting, I am like a bird, hovering over or inside these spaces, allowing them to come forward and become realized through connections between my recorded experiences and my hand.