My art is a visual expression of the intersection between my dreams & my physical experiences. The culmination of over 25 years of fine art focus in drawing and ceramics has now transitioned into painting. My fascination with the connection between nature, the human form, and the urban environment continues through my work. My eye is drawn to the line where light & shadow meet. Through the play of light & shadow I create compositions that explore balance, color, and positive & negative space. I've adopted my birthday, 0117, as my "tag" or signature for my paintings. This is a tribute to the many street artists that have inspired me & led to my current exploration of stencils & spray paint.