Drawing is my primary practice. I often draw on wood panels. I first randomly cover the surface of the panels with variety of media (acrylic inks, gesso and collage material) and then draw on top of that. My drawings are representational but the intuitive nature of the prepared surface often interacts with the image I draw. It can be a literal interaction, like when a random shape in the background becomes a part of the image or it can be a psychological interaction as when a color expresses an emotion. The subjects of my most recent drawings are seemingly discordant objects that can conjure a story. I draw because I believe it “teaches us to pay attention to the small quiet moments, the daily decisions, the seemingly insignificant gestures that make us human.” Drawing slows down the pace of life. It gives me time to think.