We are complex and nuanced. We have many layers and live many different chapters within the books of our lives. We often bury things—disturbing or painful things—deep within us to hide them from ourselves or others.

I combine pages from old books, photos, and other printed materials with my painting and/or drawing. Strata deals with stories, emotions, and feelings within many layers I apply. Sometimes concealed items under many layers are partially excavated—as it often goes with our lives.