There is a way gold emerges. Though it travels through fire, once done, its presence is reserved for places and people of highest honor. I formed this piece with oil paint sticks and various crayons and pencils to explore the relationship between drawing and painting. Drawing, to me, connects me intimately with forms of the earth. Painting opens me to the ethereal spiritual world. Where theses worlds converse I explored the journey of a soul refined and transformations of the physical realm that ensues.