Matter matters and especially the matter used in a painting. It tells everything about the making. The infinite mixtures and formulations possible with polymers allow me to construct my painting spontaneously. Lately I have been especially enthused with the inclusion of fluorescence into my palette. 'Tahiti”, the painting in this exhibition uses some of these pigments. Fluorescence has crept into our daily lives and therefore our feeling vocabulary, and now, thanks to the continued innovations in the medium by Golden, I am free to include it in my painting with less concern for fade or deterioration, given certain precautions.