My work studies painting in relation to and as an aspect of nature. For my purposes, nature refers to all the operations of the universe apart from the imposition of humans. My definition extends not only to plant and animal life, or the mountains and oceans, but also to the functioning of celestial bodies and the notion of time. The foremost interest of my work is how painting fits in among pre-existing forces such as these, especially those which operate cyclically, or for which there is no definite beginning or end. The means of painting, the act, and the products are distinct in their primacy among other creative acts for how neatly painting fits the tenets of natural process. Painting is of nature. The tools are derived from nature. It follows that the act of painting is itself a sort of natural process.