Artist statement: There is buoyancy in looking, finding a way across shadow and highlight. From the time when the first experiments were conducted in photography, artists have been authors of light, making clear and determined decisions that render pictorial abstract realisms. The cameraless methodology starts with a perceptible object, moving through my fingers and hands. That one object is added with others and finds a companionship of resonance. The transforming slip may not be physically clear upon first gaze but evolves for me from material agitation in the darkroom. The ending is often at a great distance from where one thing had started. The beginning acquires questions, while the ending poses others.