The media I choose functions as my vocabulary of expression, as well as standing in as proxy to emotional states of mind. SURFACING is a manifestation of my interaction with my environment, and the effects that environment may have on my outer and inner life. These works reflect the urban ocean environment of Rockaway Beach, NYC, and draws inspiration from the light and tones of the open sky, beach and water. The surfaces create a feeling of place, yet also are a conduit through which light can emanate and radiate. These pieces incorporate the intensity and earthiness of powdered pigments, as well as the translucency of wax, and the luminosity so inherent in the medium. I choose materials that help to facilitate a sense of mystery and light, both internal and external. I think of my work as places to come to rest, both physically and emotionally, allowing the viewer a moment to reflect, looking outward as well as inward.