These paintings are created by applying paint, glue, and collage, then scraping down and adding a new application on top of the others thus building a succession of layers until a final transparent glaze is applied over the "Leavings" of the entire painting.

Human experiences create each of us as individuals. Underneath our outer façade are the "Leavings" of our families, education, emotional attachments, pain, happiness, etc.—-a layering of scar tissue built upon the totality of who we were and who we are now.