Forms in the work that once seemed fixed suddenly appear to evaporate and morph into another shape. The form that emerges from the light returns to the darkness. Recently I found my work becoming more visually complex-: however I have been striving for, and believe I had approached, a minimal aesthetic. It seemed to me that somewhere within those moments of nebulous flux and complexity something very real and universal was happening, something alluding to another reality. It was not perfect, the paintings where difficult to resolve. This apparent dichotomy of form and content has led my investigation into the simple yet profound reality of negative space within the context of Eastern philosophy.