These started out as paintings about the same subject matter as the drawings. The major departure point here was that I wanted to use the paint as an active agent in creating the forces of regeneration and decay that happen inside the body. Using texture, gesture, color, and an abstracted sense of space, I made these paintings with the hope of portraying this feeling for the viewer. I have a certain anxiety when I think of all the processes happening within my own human frame, and it makes me think of it as rather vulnerable, penetrable on many levels, and above all, clumsy. By the time I was finished with them, they ended up looking more like caverns and caves. I know there is something to work with here, I simply haven't gotten to it yet, but it looks like caves are my next starting point, or at least the bizarre feeling of exterior and interior space that you get when you are inside them.