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These paintings utilize the figure and animals to describe states of being from the precarious to the sublime. In this work, as in a dream, the mundane becomes metaphorical and takes on an archetypal significance. The landscapes explore our relationship to life forces, specifically the sensual and ontological implications of that relationship. They are meditations on the Four Elements--earth, air, fire and water. It is water in particular that is ever present in this series, taking the form of streams, seas and cloud masses. In these paintings water represents the beginning and the end of all things in terrestrial life and is tranformative in its essence; water is sensually experienced or it stands alone as a source of birth, annihilation or flux--a visual metaphor for the very nature of creative energy.