These paintings just barely represent the views from different windows in my home. Most are identical in size to the windows themselves. They began as charcoal studies of what I actually see outside – my neighbor’s porch, the grade school across 34th street, the apartment building across Grand Avenue... At a point I stopped using brushes, and have since only worked with a large painting knife. This has changed my relationship with control over every exact mark. At the same time it has allowed me to enjoy the subtleties of paint in itself, as well as in service to the larger image. The original drawings that anchor these compositions, through simplification and clarification, have become nearly geometric explorations of color and texture. They are about undulating paint and light, as well as a document of where I live.