Painting allows me to journey through a surreal and abstract world. Each canvas becomes the structure for a world based on reality, but warped by time, memory and perception. These worlds are composed of three parts; the ground below, the environment surrounding, and the metaphysical beyond. My goal is to render the intangible into something visual by using layers of paint on canvas to construct a space. Obstructions, whether vertical impediments or running text, serve as a metaphor for the barriers or screens to a world that has lost clarity, but still beckons to be remembered or understood although it is no longer easily entered. Planes tilt and converge to destabilize the viewer and force the viewer to question his sense of grounding and personal space. Patterns and glimpses of light and movement suggest the passing of time. This painted world invites the viewer to move through it as he might move through faded experiences or distant thoughts. In some canvases the viewer is alone in this world, and at others a figure seeks to engage the viewer. The viewer's relationship to the canvas and the world within the painting presents limitless travel opportunities.