Oil on Canvas, 36"x36". In my most recent abstract paintings, I always begin by asking a question. It can be a big philosophical thought, or a very mundane issue about the daily grind. My mind meanders over the question and I look at the small paintings I picked at random for this piece. (see some of the small images in the Chance Operations section of our website) Then I try to work out how these seemingly unrelated images might come together in a composition. Simultaneously, I try to reach widely to ideas around the edges of the question in hopes of finding a new solution. Eventually, the palette and shapes become their own response to the question. Plus, it really helps clear my mind.