My work yearns for an experience beyond reality. I use specific sensual materials that visually convey an imagined potential for rich, tactile interaction. Spatially and phenomenologically, painting provides a sort of magical access to another realm of experience. Mundane things placed in a painting-world shed prior functions that clouded their exquisiteness. However, their comfortable familiarity may remain, in an uncanny combination of bare objective reality and sweet appeal. Exploring material, space, and experience through these works becomes a dance between quiet beauty and alien fantasy.