“The Years” is a show consisting of 12 new paintings. The Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme, and a systematic plan of future action. Each year relates to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. Within this collection of paintings the Chinese Zodiac serves as a template of which to work within. The animal symbols are used as vehicles to try new things with the medium using the language developed in my daily studio practice. Looking beyond their historical and cultural context the iconic images of the Zodiac transform into compositions about color, shape, and energy.  The results are images that are contemporary and unique, yet based in tradition and process.