At the age of 28 I started to learn how to surf, with the pop-ups comes the Wipeouts. This series began as abstract mark making on paper inspired from surfing and the experience of being underwater as a heavy wave rolls over. If in control, I open my eyes and take in the muted sight of the wave’s energy above me. It’s timed chaos that can pass in a few seconds, if I am aware and present it can be a spiritual experience. I wanted these images to communicate the feeling of being underwater, fast and active, in a non-spatial relationship to what is up or what is down.