Designs and patterns are elemental components in my work. They are not only visual end results, but are very important aspects in my own creative process. In making thousands upon thousands of tiles, stacking, arranging, and grouping them in different stages all around me, I become immersed in the process. The repetition of doing one things over and over again until it becomes a navigational memory for the muscles, allows freedom for the mind to traverse different terrain. Like portions of frescoes crumbing, or paint peeling to reveal what is underneath, I only give fragments of information before one surface stops and another begins. Compelled to cut my tiles into smaller and smaller units, I weave together a tighter, more complex networks of layered information. Organic and invented pattern coincide. Burnt earth, quilting fabric, dried riverbeds, brick streets, ancient ruins, fissures and intrusions are all used to celebrate pattern.