In Shell Game, I revisit my relationship with abstraction by incorporating invented flora, patterns lifted from family heirlooms, and carefully constructed layers that shift slightly in color when viewed from different angles. Before studio hours, I had a meditation practice. During studio hours, I listened to mashups, mostly Girl Talk, and Vol. 1 of Switched On The Cool Sound of TV Advertising, on repeat. In between, I walked the dog and did housework; saw a movie or read a book; took a motorcycle ride and did some yoga or ran. There were a few storms. Some trees went down. On and on.