Developed by letting pools of highly saturated pigments slowly dry on different colored papers, watercolor and gouache are an invaluable part of my process. The sediment left behind is intense in chroma and texture, which resemble the surface of the moon or the boundaries of land masses one might see on the Earth as captured by distant satellites. I then use these as ‘maps’ to layer additional drawing and bas-relief elements. My Deep Ocean series and Sky Atlas : Nebular Formations series are developed in similar ways, while they are in a sense inversions of each other. Deep Ocean was driven by an interest in the availability of light and color in in complete darkness of the deep ocean, specifically bioluminescence. Sky Atlas: Nebular Formations explores the mosaic of the galaxy and all its kaleidoscopic spaces.