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I was an abstract painter, but my love of the visible world compelled me to portray it in other work, which I kept separate. Abstraction didn’t satisfy my delight in seeing. Alternatively, I couldn’t simply paint the world the way it appears to me, glorious though it is, as a single reality. Eventually I came to realize that this duality was not a dilemma, but was in fact my subject matter. A different kind of resolution could come from layering different ways of imagining reality rather than reconciling them. I gradually developed my present method on painting of layers of transparent acrylic sheet. These sheets enable me to juxtapose elements of visual material either in discrete layers or more intuitively so that passages float upward toward the surface influencing successive layers of paint.