"why the dots?" you may be asking yourself? The dots come from the wonderful gift of proximity i was privilaged to experience through the mosaics and artist of Ravenna, Italy. Byzantine mosaic in particular, representing a vanquished civilization began to occupy a central place in the images i was creating. On a stress scale from one to ten i would say that Americans in general have habituated to living our every day lives at a level five. Bombarded daily with the fantasy of our own extinction, our perceived doom, and our ever eminent danger the mosaic has come to signify a skin of sorts... half monument/half life-like membrane that keeps making itself known in my images. Thanks for looking!