Abstraction in my work emerges through sensation, emotion, memory, physical experiences and material experimentation. My paintings often consist of interrelated layers of geometry, fractal patterns, fragmented representation, organic forms and polyhedral networks. The process of abstraction in my work begins with observation, research and assemblage. In particular, color observation and interaction are important factors. As I work, structural patterns emerge through relationships and connections. Crystallized is constructed with prismatic networks of colored geometric facets. This work was inspired by examining patterns of spectral light that either reflect or refract into the geometric facets of a form. The forms in this painting reference diamonds, crystals, gemstones, celestial bodies and star clusters.