Art is like a dance, or a symphony. There is give and pull between the artist and their materials as they move around and create a work. Sometimes on impulse and sometimes intensional, art can be extremely physical. As an artist, I am interested in this movement between my materials and the movement of my body and mind in relation to my work. My interest in physicality is embodied in the way I incorporate my bodily movement in the process of mark making. Although there is a lot of thought behind each movement and mark created, there is also a sense of impulse and the materials telling me what needs to be added or removed. For example, soap and water glides across the canvas in a different manner than gamsol and require different attention. My compulsive urges and sense of control is present in the additive and reductive tendencies in my work, almost as a way to translate my emotions and promote communication. Although abstract, my work is very personal to me because I physically and mentally put all of myself into my work. The colors and marks are often influenced by my emotions as well as the quickness of my movements along with my materials. Overall, my presence is important in relation to my work and its movement, texture, and presence. I invite the viewer to interact with my work like they are being welcomed to a dance; physically follow the path of the materials and let yourself be drawn into the piece.