If you have ever gotten a chance to look down at the desert landscape from a high place, perhaps you have noticed how water shapes the land. Even in a dry place like the Mojave Desert, water is an interminable force. These paintings began with the exploration of water’s influence with pigment. Creating forms with watery paint - watercolor and gouache – allowed the artist to explore the force of water on a smaller scale. Color was added and allowed to move and mix. As the paint dries, there is evidence of the movement of the pigment in water, mirroring certain patterns that are seen in the desert landscape from above. Pushing it further, these discoveries were enlarged and exaggerated in oil paint. Natural patterns and rhythms were combined with movements of the hand. The colors are symbolic of the bounty water brings.