Descartes, 2016. Acrylic on panel, 16" x 16". From the series, "The Speed of Dreams." After building up a highly textural underpainting, I was left with the conundrum of a bowl-like U shape, a cradle or (inverted) a gravestone. I experimented with engraving-like crosshatching, and quickly built the image of this ghostly philospher emerging like a stamp from a shower of grave-moss and pink blood.