noun: astigmatism
  1. a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, which results in distorted images, as light rays are prevented from meeting at a common focus.   

   I was diagnosed with astigmatisms when I was seven years old.  My vision faded from clarity to distorted images in a weeks times.  To this day without corrective lenses the world I see is a blurred variant.  All the edges of any recognizable object run into the next making my whole field of vision nothing more than colors.  The only way I could illustrate the world I saw to others was through pointillism.  The white morphic shapes in my paintings represent portions of the world as I see them.

   Atop the list of importance in my work is operating in a very meticulous and often repetitive nature.  There is a strong obsessive-compulsive presence in the way I work with pointillism.  This aids my paintings, which utilizes pointillism in addition to repetitive brush strokes to build a layered background and color field.  The brush strokes have a familiar mark making approach to that of a relief print.  Each woodcut gauge can cut a short mark that is easily repeated.  The brush strokes I put down have a similar approach.  The end product in a window for the viewer to see as I see . . . defective.