My work's area of focus has always been abstraction, minimalism, and construction.This body of work combines those areas of interest with some of my deepest recent experiences of color as it relates to place. My work was decisively influenced by a move to the Hudson Valley with its changing light and weather. The attempt to capture through color the landscape light experience necessitates the translation of intricacies and subtleties of light through the hue, value, and intensity of color the painters language. Color notations made in the landscape may be my starting point. But a delight in the play of value and color intensity manifests itself whether I am using the landscape notations or found color in the form of paint chips and colored papers - also part of my working process. Ultimately the work uses a non-objective language abstraction, to achieve a sparse sense of geometry and a lush, rich, and complex color sense. Though the term constructions may best describe what I do, I consider the pieces more related to painting than sculpture because of the frontal orientation and use of color characteristic of painting. My fascination with using salvaged wood pieces in much of my work is characteristic of enjoying a sense of spirit of age and use.. My own color interventions might be a decisive and current reiteration and/or elaboration of the colors imbedded in the found wood or taken from the other inspirations mentioned. As I move on in my exploration, I find that this rich and subtle vocabulary has the flexibilty and fascination to hold my developing interests.