As a wordsmith, I respect the power of words, the power of every word. I use those necessary to convey meaning, message or thought, neither wasting nor wanting. With a natural inclination toward rhyme and meter, I spend a fair amount of time in wordplay to convey the nuances I intend.
My visual work is layered, both literally and figuratively. I paint in, paint over, add texture and depth with various media and ephemera. I use my fingers to apply and alter material as well as brushes, palette knives, toothpicks and popsicle sticks. I use a variety of textiles to remove and alter what I've put on the canvas. A blowdryer and heat gun often come in handy. I find it easy to keep my writing simple. In creating art, I tend toward abundance, exuberance. I'm working to pare down my approach to create cleaner pieces.
In all that I do, I'm ever-evolving, constantly learning, perpetually growing and changing.