My landscapes pre-dominately depict locations I have experienced, and part of that experience is the visual wonder of the natural world's capacity for pattern making. While that is a recognition of it's continuity it is also a reminder of nature's ability to re-create itself in repetition without denying a singular uniqueness. My aesthetic response has been to explore various means of expressing pattern as a formal structure while still retaining some element of the decorative. By experimenting with such ideas as fractals and "quantum dots" and mimicking self-replication with stencils and duplication, I have sought a pictorial interpretation of the processes of self renewal and reinvention, both ours and the world's, that propel us to a new and transformative definition.