One of the principal goals of two dimensional painting has always been creating an illusion of three dimensional space. I have always been intrigued by the ways that the mind interprets what the eye sees in a painting, to cause the viewer to accept, or "buy into" this illusion of three dimensions.

I emphasize the two dimensional aspect of a composition by minimizing my use of traditional perspective techniques, such as shading, color modulation and diminishing size in order to better understand some of the more subtle techniques of defining three dimensional space.

By creating an illusion of three dimensional space with such a minimalistic approach, I try to challenge the viewer to become more aware of the optical an mental processes at work in their own perception.