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These patterns, though formed of paint, were forged according to the same physical and chemical laws that govern pattern formation in nature. I came across some older works on paper while searching around for a subject to make an image of tonight. There is something to be gained by revisiting old work, finding new ways to see it, coming upon new meanings and understanding. There needs to be a balance between always looking forward, and always looking back. Besides making new work, taking time to consider past work can bring new insight, can create a spark of enthusiasm for finding new directions. There are times when one isn't even aware that a base of strong images exists upon which to build a cohesive body of work.