These paintings are Frankensteins. Bits and pieces of images I find and stitch together to have a new life. Often the new incarnations are personifications of abstract ideas, like vulnerability, defiance. Symbolism lurks in the combinations of animals perched or balanced on everyday objects. Some of the images are birds, small and fragile yet they have great presence and dignity. These paintings are about alchemy, secrets, innocence, things we keep, things we throw away, the fragility of life and the beauty in common objects.