As a visual storyteller, I weave together personal narratives; private dreams and internalized landscapes. Copper sheets are hand embossed, washed with acid, the resulting patina cured then sealed, and finally nailed over a wooden support and painted. The images presented in part rely on an element of chance due to the materials employed. The acid washes are subject in color and shape to the temperature, humidity and my application. I allow the sensuous marks and stains formed by the acid to help determine the images that emerge. Employing both an additive and subtractive process, the paintings evolve as collaged materials are put on and at times subsequently removed or moved.