For me, painting is a meditation and gateway to the soul. It is a communion with inner divinity, and a plucking of the strings that connect the universe. Painting is the most effective form of communication, for it says silently what words never can. These paintings are my church, they are my altar, and my connection with a higher power. Painting helps me to understand the world around me on both a subatomic and panoptic level. It helps me understand the way light penetrates pigments and reflect waves that not only depict color, but emotion and memory. The energy on a physical and ethereal level that goes into a painting reflects onto those who gaze upon it. It awakens memories as old as space-time, itself, containing the same stardust that existed in the Beginning.