For me, drawing offers an element of the unknown, whereby predetermined content is of less concern—enabling gesture and motion to drift and float to create a range of nuances. Each line, circle, and squiggle that loops and weaves its way on the paper, guides the hand to a new destination. This act of drawing connotes a cerebral impulse similar to a child making its first utterance or taking its first step. Coincidence, an act of surprise, tonality and shade, and a gesture of moving to and fro are at the root of this series of lithographic drawings. The intrigue lies in the blending of art and alchemy, and through a series of chemical processes the image disappears and reappears until it arrives at the final outcome. Of equal importance is how the stream of consciousness comes into play; a feeling of rawness, of breaking the ice–these are contributors to the lyricism and momentum created in each drawing. The faint sizzling on the surface becomes the discreet mark on paper. In drawing I am able to meld these processes into a steady and studied approach where what I see is what I get.