After working for decades with urban found objects, I came to a point where I needed to refresh. "Go back to nature" is the old advice to artists. Otter Falls is a site in the Catskills that I painted and photographed over a period of ten years. In a way it was a found object. 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 my current patterned work. The feeling of the original site become an "abstract" space that took on a life of it's own.