The juxtaposition of volcanoes, creative and destructive power or the big bang of the universe are key to life. My Lava series is a visual representation of this key. The objective when I paint is the balance of too much and too little. If I push it too far the painting fails ; if I don't go far enough it is not balanced. It sometimes feels like a tightrope but when I find that perfect balance it is nirvana.