What does it look like? Groups of things arranged in an orderly way. Each group is a lot like the others. Each group varies from the others. The whole set often floats in a sky-like void, but not always. Groups sometimes resemble real things- box kites, fish, birds, luncheon plates, faces, figures. How is it made? Some works are drawn freehand or with templates. Some are watercolor paintings. Some are acrylic paintings. Most are in mixed media; watercolor, pen, pencil, collage, acrylic, gouache. The wall pieces are made of styrofoam, finished plywood, or canvas over plywood and are painted with acrylic paint. Why? My works invite viewers to share in the excitement of their making. Corresponding lines, shapes, and colors are changed from area to area inviting comparisons, not only of the forms themselves, but of the decisions made in adjusting one to another and all to the whole. The emotional climate can vary from work to work, from very severely geometric to very fanciful and loose. Analogy to Music Variations by J.S. Bach or Mozart are similar in intent. They give almost equal emphasis to each variation, none standing out as the "star" or "best", but making a pleasing series of experiences which allow the intellect of the listener to engage in comparisons from one variation to the next. Jazz musicians do this on a more intuitive level, playing the same tune in a variety of ways, as the mood suits. I am inspired by both approaches. Analogy to Calligraphy, Comics, and Movies Many of my works depend on the natural movement of the hand. Like calligraphy, rapid variables of similar forms and their improvised balance on the page, are the basis of many works. The sequential imagery of comic strips or movie editing has especially influenced my work. A series of views of the same object is often suggested as well as a sense of the object changing through time.