To me, these paintings are portraits of the act of seeing. Brush strokes and discernible features hover, hologram-like, over blocks of color or paint strokes. The paint's behavior fluctuates between creating and disrupting the face the viewer has been conditioned to seek. Often, faces are missing “parts” - eyes, cheeks, noses. As the faces and figures give way to the marks, and erasures beneath them, the presence of so many layers forms a record of the experience of seeing.