Shifting shapes and moods, narrative and playfulness have threaded through my art since the days of mud pies and finger paints. I steer between media, often changing course. What excites me is exploration—launching randomly in new forms, excavating through materials, reconsidering selections and reordering work. The dispositive process has always been my thing. Earlier on I worked as a journalist, a public relations writer, an editor and a criminal investigator. The research and writing tools I learned there are similar to ones used in the studio. Work skills evolving into a creative practice is a gift to all previously employed artists. I for one am grateful for the life lessons.