I’m looking for my own process to guide me to a form of engagement and way of working that comes from time in the studio and discoveries within the work. I have faith in the process and know it when I see it. To me, the new paintings, especially the plasterworks, are the starting point of recognition that I have found an exciting direction. I chose to work with plaster after I dreamed I was sanding a wall piece made with plaster and embedded with wood. I had been asking myself whether I could expand to more accessible materials than oil paint, and whether I could reuse objects discarded in daily life. I began painting with plaster, tinting it and pouring it instead of simply casting forms, using cardboard boxes, lunch containers and molded packing inserts as forms and structures to pour over. The transition to making objects rather than pictures has freed me to experiment and have fun in a way that I wasn't with paintings. By using found objects and unusual juxtapositions I'm able to bring humor into the process. I'm excited by this new direction, which are an evolution of my painting and is now informing my new drawings and paintings.