This year brought about big change in the use of materials. At the beginning of the year I was still using burlap and fiber as collage elements that would offer texture to my paintings. I was able to crystalize that my fascination with burlap had to do with the material in it’s natural form. I began to work with burlap independent of a substrate or heavy layers of paint. The change has been liberating and I begin deeper exploration to the burlap itself and all that it has to offer as a tool of expression.