2012 has been a time of reevaluation. In certain regards little has changed in my work while in other ways certain breakthroughs have occurred, if not always visually. The painting Lucifer was for me both a departure from and a continuation of the past five years. New work is growing from the success of this painting –this work took about 4 months to complete — and I now seem to be headed into more adventurous territory. It represents a cognitive reorientation that while visually similar to past work is quite different in execution. What results is more painstaking and immediate.