"The vastness of the Milky Way galaxy stretching in a cloudy arc across the night sky is the embodiment of living in the West. In this place, one can look both outward and inward, and contemplate the reciprocal relationship between oneself and the universe. In my paintings, I map that distant terrain between cosmos and psyche, exploring what is both human and more than human, what is as knowable and intimate as our own skin and as unknowable and invisible to the unaided eye as our body's interior or the outer edge of the solar system."