I begin with a meditation on the most present struggle I am engaged in. My process is intuitive, but rooted in the discipline of drawing. My visual vocabulary is informed by my observations of nature’s micro and macroscopic forms and phenomena. I work with graphite because I love its versatility and its simplicity. I then allow myself to focus on the moment of a small circle or line or shape. I focus on tiny shapes because I am viscerally aware of the miniscule. I believe that the addition of the miniscule formulate the inevitable structure in a building process similar to DNA.For me, every mark represents an acceptable evolution. I do not edit or consciously plan my drawings and the drawings grow from the center out like the building of a mollusk shell. I follow the small shapes until they assert themselves into a pattern and my body becomes the medium through which the truth of the drawing evolves.