The Cosmic Scapes are a relatively recent digression that has taken my infatuation for swirling matter completely out of bounds and into imagined and forming worlds. These paintings also indulge my memories of the rock album covers that I stared at for hours on end, only pausing to flip the record.

The Candy Grotto paintings are sticky surreal cave like dreamscapes. They are reminiscent of the "artificial kingdoms" of 19th century fantasy which included imitation caves, paperweights and the general allure of and desire to capture revelations about the natural world.                

The animated Peppermint paintings may populate chambers of one of these chimeric grottos.