When I am walking and I see texture on a surface, I go and touch it with my hands just to get the sense of what it feels like. I am tempted to touch things even if I am not allowed to because there is a part of me that needs to feel the smoothness or roughness of it. My paintings appeal to the sense of touch, using different mediums to create actual physical texture. I get to experience a moment of innocence by experimenting, discovering, and being spontaneous with my work. When creating each painting, I try to be in the present and in the moment, responding to options and changes as they arise. Once I disconnect from everything, meditation occurs during the process of my painting. Every action becomes an acquired knowledge and a new experience of using and applying and thinking about the next step in my work.