We act as antennas sensing the world, absorbing ever-shifting experiences with the weight and substance of a human body’s gravitational presence. How do we glean information and make meaning? Familiar becomes unfamiliar; pathetic becomes humorous. I hitch work to a two way process- the reception, transformation and construction of images and abstractions. The process is embodied in materials that impose resistances, obstructions, turns, flows. The ground of a painting may function as a stand in for the mind–a mind in thought as well as a mind before those thoughts appear. I pay attention to how these shifts redirect me to new possibilities. My body and the materials wrestle and collaborate to reconfigure something into another thing that is unpredictable and surprising–sometimes awkwardly funny but also present and true to material and self.