My paintings and works on paper have long explored how to develop a modern visual equivalent to the deeply felt interrelationship of earth and cosmos sacred to primitive cultures. I work with thick broad shapes and strong vivid colors and sensuous surfaces to create dense symbol-filled pictures. They do not always depict a certain event, but suggest. They don't speak directly but presuppose in the mind knowledge of an event or fact. In the process of working these symbols together, sometimes narratives emerge, but are not planned at the outset. Themes of good and evil, comedy and tragedy, philosophical and global concerns on the fate of the earth and the species that inhabit it, are all evident in these works.