This painting is from a series of works exploring natural surfaces -like tree barks and rocks. Natural surfaces build up over time. Their very appearance reflects the natural phenomenon that go into their making- weather, geography, geology and the inherent intelligence of each cell within the biological forms of nature-trees, lichens, moss, fungus. These surfaces record the passage of time occurring continuously, steadily over decades oblivious to the many ups and downs of human fortune. They remind us that everything is always in a state of flux, yet they also oblige us to question what really changes.