From early botanical and scientific illustration to the invention of the electron microscope there have been unimaginable advances in how closely we can see. My earlier paintings on wood explore scientific imagery: forms both animal and botanical; cells, healthy and stricken. Where the casual eye sees a drop of blood, the microscope reveals a highly patterned area of overlapping disks. Much in the way that millions of microscopic cells make up a drop of blood, random repetitions eventually coalesce into larger patterns. Earlier pieces explore the landscape of the body in microscopic detail. More recent work moves from behind the microscope and hovers far above the world. Whether looking inside or out, at blood cell or land mass, my work examines the relationship between scale and pattern. Small patterns intimate the behavior of larger; repetition unifies.