For me art has always been about the process. I approach art from an associative relationship that is material and intuitive. This "material first" PROCESS, is an existential framework imbued with the potential for discovery. I don't always begin with a specific idea or CONCEPT, other than what may evolve experimentally with the manipulation of selected media. Regardless of the media, the approach I use is generally the same. There is always an emerging connection between initial concept and the metamorphosis that usually occurs as I try to focus on the individuality of each work. Not uncommonly, their purpose and meaning evolve as well, most notably when unexpected juxtapositions occur during their EVOLUTION and eventual completed SOLUTION. Often, failed solutions, regenerate themselves in my following works when unexpected associations align themselves with a current project.