Some of my paintings are about the exploration of my dreams. Exploring the unknown helps me appreciate the existence of life. I like to tell stories with my paintings with symbols. The web formations in several of my paintings deal with something that has been woven or created relating to my past, and other generations before my existence. The ladders in several of my paintings are a way of attaining spirituality or a higher existence. Thus, represent for me the distance between this life and the next. The small arches are doorways into a dream like reality. This frequently relates to my memories of my childhood and returning to the farm in St. James, Missouri where I am from. Repeating thoughts begin to echo in my paintings. The subconscious images I produce become conscious to the viewer. I use my imagination as a tool to opening up my experiences that once were forgotten.