I make gouache paintings in detailed layers of repeating imagery. The images are drawn from memory, personal iconography, perception, and the larger cultural landscape. These associations tend to form constellations around ideas of fate, will, and luck. Repetition in my work is the geometry of relationships between images. The patterns of these relationships are loaded with psychological and symbolic associations, and have their own history. Different structures embody tensions between choice and fate, clear limits and the infinite. These forms of repetition soothe the eye into accepting increasing amounts of information, expanding the space of the picture plain.  As the layers multiply and become denser, the embedded and abstracted images rise to the eye in their own time like memories