My "vision," such as it is, comes so much from a deep intuitive sense that I am rarely able to identify its source. When I start a painting, I am comfortable not knowing the outcome - just trusting in the process to carry me along and let the shapes and colors emerge. Occasionally, this intuitive impulse has an identifiable origin. Political talk of walls and barriers and oppression and need for freedom from such attitudes has become a persistent undercurrent in my creative process. Thus, paintings have arisen with those elements as focal points. But generally, my "vision" arises from the paint itself, offering a gift of color and shape that surprises me and inspires me to keep painting.