My work signals its history from the material properties of fabrics – what happens when the fabrics are subjected to various procedures: cutting, folding, sewing, staining, dyeing, and brushwork. The paintings are informed by postwar European abstraction (Alberto Burri, Supports/Surfaces, Polke) and the Pattern & Decoration movement, but I try to avoid citation. I think I work like a phenomenologist. Consciousness is “intentional,” that is, directed towards concepts, thoughts, ideas, images etc. from a certain perspective. My certain perspective is that of painting in all its states, not as an object but as our experience of that object.