In a letter to her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert, Emily Dickinson wrote "subjects hinder talk." I like that. I'd rather not pick a subject. I'd rather play with indeterminacy, thereby better inviting the collaboration of the viewer into the experience of a painting. No subjects or representations; rather colors and movements and textures - "pictures of nothing" informed by the Japanese practice of "zuihitsu," letting the "wandering brush" - or in my case the painting knife - take me wherever it wants to go.