Sometimes, the two dimensional creativity is not enough. Sometimes., I feel my art in movement or in a newly defined space-not on a flat surface. Sometimes, global conflicts and issues become so overwhelming that the creative process has to break out of traditional venues – and combine sound, dance, light and non-traditional action. Though I am primarily a painter, occasionally the Muse comes to me in alternate ways-I never question her. In 1991, I was invited to show my first experimental installation on the effects of acid rain at the Currier Gallery of Ar in Manchester, NH. The installation involved sculpture, sound, drawing, and lighting based on a year of research and observation of New England’s dying forests. I found that I was able to create an actual space rather than just a static image and in some ways reach a totally different audience through metaphor and education. More recently the performance pieces and installations have echoed my abstract paintings in 3D.