The drawings and paintings I make come from an exploration of the local narrative that surrounds my home in Nashville, Tennessee. Images that develop from this investigation are not bound to chronology. They weave in and out of both the past and present, the contemporary landscape, and the history of this American place. Personal explorations as I travel through the landscape reveal traces from the past that trigger further investigations into the meaning behind this place. A quote from one of Wendell Berry poem informs my practice and advises one to “Go slow. Let the mind step with the feet as the stream steps downward over the rocks nowhere anywhere but where it is.”