Inks and pigments behave. Kinda. But water makes them mutiny and run amok. Makes them travel, bleed, blend and indulge in molecular shenanigans. My process encourages this irreverent behavior. First I flood water and pigment across a horizontal unprimed canvas. Unpredictable, unbalanced elements appear and the painting process, a continuous realignment and re-balancing, begins.
The idea is to coax line and shape accidents into associations that no longer appear to be accidental. Corral colored fluids into their proper place and let them dry. This a layer-upon-layer, wash-upon-wash (sometimes 30 or 40) partnership with water continues until disparate elements, through iterative reordering, reach a kind of equilibrium. Until the shapes, and the ideas behind them, join.