How do simple things express complex ideas? I use drawing (usually with a brush on paper) to help me find answers. I have been working with areas of color made with a loaded brush in a process that defines the colored shape itself and the empty space beside it, simultaneously. Why is all this so compelling? Perhaps the allusiveness of shapes made with a watery, luminous substance, within a play of figure and ground, are in themselves enough to stimulate memory and emotion, and the sensation of freedom.