I am beginning to think about my new series called Perfect Pairings. Working ideas from words into paintings challenges me to find visuals that represent my thinking. I consider any number of potential representations from obvious to abstract. I am leaning toward abstract beginning with a story rock background, stones collected from the seaside. I don’t want to be prescriptive with my audience. I prefer the viewer to create a story from the painting in the same way a novel reader creates their unique understanding of a book based on their personal experience and knowlege. Today I consider a collaborative painting too. Another kind of pairing using an initial idea such as a word pairing of ‘dogma and judgment’.