Heidegger wrote not so much about what art is but rather what art does; he believed that it discloses the nature of being to us. I took to this explanation because it left the “what art is question" for everyone to decide for themselves. My recent paintings represent a kind of milestone in my own practice. It expresses what feels like a material manifestation of the real nature of my own being. My hope is it will evoke meaningful feelings in those onlookers Rothko referred to as sensitive observers.