Some of what I create begins with a simple sketch that is then transferred to canvas. After the transfer I begin to reshape and recreate the initial idea into something new. A lot of the more recent images that I have been making are patterned after the creative spirit based around my favorite styles of music such as late 70痴 Acid Jazz, rock, and especially Hip Hop. Improvisation and adaptation are key elements to most of the music that inspires me. I believe that being able to make a mark or a series of marks with out a definite end in mind can be very invigorating, as well as a great exercise. I believe that by creating images in this way I am able to reach outside of my self and find answers to problems in ways that I wouldn稚 normally be able to.