My pattern has developed over the last twelve years, coming to fruition while I studied abroad in India (2005) and kept a sketchbook. This pattern resembles water, but much as the ferryman in the novel Siddhartha, it's a pattern that I use to work out lessons about life, adaptability, change, compassion, and compromise. The shapes respond to each other, grow, and flow in both one direction and many. It's hard to tell which way is up or down, but you determine that yourself. Paper is a medium in which I've been working out layout as well as explorations into new media or sculpture, such as lanterns or large scale installations. Paper also allows me to make this pattern more geometric or structural, and sometimes I explore very geometric shapes in order to push myself.