Shifting shapes, narrative, altering moods and playfulness have threaded through my art since the days of mud pies and finger paints. I veer between media, often changing course. What excites me is exploration—launching randomly in new forms, excavating through materials, reconsidering selections and reordering work. The dispositive process has always been my métier. Earlier on I worked as a journalist, a public relations writer, an editor and a criminal investigator. The tools I learned there, research, interviewing, weighing evidence and crafting words to build a story line are analogous to the technical processes mixed with intuition that go on in my studio. The evolution of melding work skills into a creative practice is a gift to all artists who once toiled in commerce. I for one am grateful for the tutelage.