My work explores the very personal confluence of self narrative, environmental space and aesthetic transformation. The visual dialogues I am currently developing are projected as individual experience sedimented within the flexible dialectic of objective detail and artistic form. The unique environs of Northeast Ohio have provided me with the crucible that has produced this strange alchemy of art and design, personal narrative tinged with the patina of time and place. My pursuit is to represent both emotive sensations and specific incidents, which are transformed by the inherent plurality of the aesthetic experience that integrates memory, emotion and environmental context. Within this recollection, there are elements of loss, and elements of clarity; revisiting these memories cause them to drift between the real and the exaggerated. These moments are represented by focusing on simplified visual forms and color relationships the forms and colors all speak, and represent experiences in the natural world. By deconstructing and simplifying form and color, the viewer is approached to experience this visual image or relate it to an instance she or he had at some time, which would produce a recollection for the viewer, in his or her own terms. Through formal control I transform natural experiences to an aesthetic experience. The color palate channels a visual dialogue to an appreciation of the natural, and forces the viewer to contemplate aesthetic experience. The goal is to arrive at an aesthetic insight that implores the viewer to defend against their own premature anxiety for closure and arrival, offering instead the opportunity for discourse and departure. These works function as moments experienced and lost to memory, reproduced and embraced through visual language, indefinite yet viscerally communicable.