I have used photographs as an aid to my painting. As I started to seek abstract subject matter – to the point where you could not identify what I was painting – it became evident that these photographs worked on their own. My intention is to make the photographs look like paintings, and to be read as paintings, where you get involved with contemplating the surface and the composition and the feeling, but not necessarily the subject matter. They are printed on watercolor paper that is specially prepared for inkjet printing. The ink is archival.