My paintings are as much about the primacy of the moment in which they were made as they are the materials they are made with. Starting with a very deliberate setup to paintings, I try to transgress my initial ideas by allowing chaos and chance to influence applications of paint. Before starting paintings, I setup my color palette, mix specific consistencies of paint, and preconceive notions of composition and movement. Then through sometimes explosive uncontrolled and sometimes deliberate methods I throw, pour, brush, scrape, drip the paint on the canvas. As much as my paintings try to engage languages of action painting, they encapsulate the moment they were made. Unweighted by the over-sincerity of abstract expressionism, my mark making refers to the physicality of paint on canvas but aspires to simply refer to the moment of its making. The paintings function as visual stimulus for the viewer to fill in whatever interpretation they see within it.