The recent project Obituaries came from an attempt to use found, and random images as a strategy for image making. My original concern was with exploring ideas of loss by collecting, and archiving the obituary pages from the newspaper. I was fascinated with the way that those who were recently deceased had become transformed into images of paper and ink, their lives reduced to a few paragraphs. The project was compulsive but the strategy gradually evolved into exploring the surface of the photographic images; within the process is a struggle between contingency and control. Here I use drawing as a tool for thinking and exploring; I enjoy solving the problems of surface, picture plane, illusion and form.