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. Sugarcoat is part of a series of work that focuses in on the sensations of the body and the experience of taste and touch. The candy paintings are filled with intricate details, imagery and candy-coated colors. The painted surfaces are expressive, sensual and extremely tactile.