Process is as important as product. I take tons of pictures of textures that inspire me. Here are some recent ones I am incorporating into my newest series of paintings.
This morning I collected more twigs and rusted materials. Malena and I walk by the bull ring each day on our way to school. The dirt road there is a dumping ground for various cast-offs from orchard pruning and home repairs. This combination of materials invokes the dual relationship of "man vs. nature" and "man with nature". Alas, in the end everything returns to the original state.