My primary aspiration in the act of creating is to produce a work of art that embodies natural, immediate and responsive expression. I have developed as my task, not the replication of the superficial or the invention of the intellectually novel, but a method of responding to the creative processes of nature and the actualization of the expressive aspect of my own being.With the graphite drawings I focus upon the accumulation of expressive content through attention to the act of mark-making and the process of facilitating the natural development of an image. I concern myself with allowing a form to emerge without a preconceived beginning rather than delineating predictable steps toward a finished composition. The viewer is led to experience the expressive content within the lines, shapes and values of the composition. Even though I encourage states of spontaneity, ambiguity and randomness, I must acknowledge that defining formal or aesthetic decision-making occurs; my creative process is not purely automatic. However, any formal analytic construction is subordinate to the original gestural responsiveness.