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Most of my recent work has been inspired by the life, landscape and culture of Bali (and Asia in general) and integrates my reactions to recent cultural and political events in the US. In straddling cultures I grapple with the tension of experiencing the celebration of an active, thriving culture and the grief for one that feels lost, decaying, un-genuine, and unhappy. It is this tension that propels me to think often about the future we humans face and to work out what we should do to thrive in a post-modern context. Some of my conclusions about life, spirit, and our evolution into ex-homo sapiens are present (and hidden) in many of the newest pieces. Titles give clues as to what the ideas in a given painting may be.