home Two things I should say about this series. It is about the intersection of chaos and order ? energy expressed with the stroke of brush, palette knife, graphite stick, sandpaper, pencil stubs and dental tools up against a precise line or smooth surface left untouched. This iconic house shape inserted itself into my work this past year, and I have embraced it for what it lends graphically to the composition as well as for its capabilities in storytelling. The work is a combined response to childhood memories, the landscape of the fields where I live, and the awareness of what building, leaving, creating, and losing a home, both figuratively and literally, can mean in the human experience.