My paintings speak to, and ask questions about survival, desire, companionship, loneliness, control, and losing control. The figures who appear in the images are shadowlike and bulky, their activity is ambiguous. They call into question the relationship between the figure and the landscape and can either be read as actively moving through the space, or as inhabiting a stillness that becomes a part of the atmosphere. Just as the nature of the figures’ activity is ambiguous, the nature of the space can be too. In these landscapes one has the sense there are unknown pitfalls, dangers, and hazards that are not made visible, or which are not immediately apparent. In each frame there is also the possibility of unknown joys, pleasures, and triumphs.