I take for granted the painting process - how these things evolve in my studio. On a whim I documented the progression of this painting. I have been experimenting with pattern and the source for this particular image came from a news photo of a Syrian rebel. I removed everything from the photo but the scarf wrapped around his head to reproduce in this painting. The collision of my formal studies in color and pattern with a disembodied war image unsettles me in a way that I have not yet been able to fully articulate, but am compelled to investigate further.