Perhaps art does not exist, and in fact, it is simply a form of communication. My work examines ancient philosophy, origins of mark-making, visual, and oral communication and views subtleties as an expression of the individual. I look for the clearest methods and tools to develop shapes into an abstract vocabulary. The marks on the Chinese paper are irreversible and act as a refined record of one’s mental and physical control. I work to know myself through brush strokes and to share my own imperfections and self-discoveries. My primary tools are the Chinese brush, paper, ink stick, and ink stone, but I also use metal, clay, and wood.