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My work is an exercise in exploring the known and the unknown: order versus chaos. The foundation of the work is built on familiar, realistic people, places or things. This represents for me the known in our world.  Over, around and through this foundation I add other images or fragments of images that are not so easily identified.  When combined with the familiar they create a new reality which may not be as easily understood but nevertheless exists: a new perspective. The comfort of the familiar combined with the confusion of the unfamiliar is an expression of my experience in the world. The unexpected can crash down on us at any moment. Our shared reality, the familiar, connects us to each other, which provides an anchor we can hold on to when necessary.