Otter Falls is a site in the Catskills that I drew and photographed over a period of ten years. While on the Bowery in 2001, I did a set of ink drawings to interpret my feelings of the site. These black and white brush drawings were the beginning of this current series of paintings. Each painting begets the next. The feeling of the original site has become an "abstract" space that has taken on a life of it's own as it develops in each new painting. This moves me from depicting landscape to exploring Nature beyond landscape's visual beauty: green is made of yellow and blue; earth–brown is red and black; light is white (in the spectrum, all the colors).