My work had become so tight and technically challenging. The images in my last series were based on concepts and were completely mapped out before I began painting. My art had become tedious. I wanted to access a deeper, non-ordinary state of consciousness while in the process of painting. So, I let go of attempting to convey any concepts. I began each of these paintings in prayer and meditation and surrendered completely to something greater than myself. I used both hands to paint and sometimes closed my eyes. Images revealed themselves to me and I responded to them, as if in an improvisational dance. We were in dialogue that came to completion when the whole story was told.