I manipulate words in paint. I spin a tale, describe, distort or elevate virtually anything. Paint’s very nature and how I use it, methodically or courting the accident, allows me to cultivate how a piece does this. The words I choose to use are made evident in both understated and blatant ways and sometimes rendered unintelligible. I often work to thwart a word’s precision through the way the paint is handled. I weave words together, render them in other languages, fragment them, blend them, or obliterate them. Patterns emerge, and the words can virtually disappear. I make use of the letterforms’ shapes and combine them, so they appear foreign and familiar all at once. Primarily I work in acrylic using an impasto technique combined with a soak-stain process on raw canvas. This allows me to work swiftly or drawn-out depending on what the idea requires, incorporating the element of time into how I shape a concept. Allowing the nature of the paint to transform the words, a kind of magic happens.