It's strange the hold over one, the patterns of your childhood have. I notice that before Easter my work often becomes darker and darker, in mood, tonality and color. Although I subscribe to no religion my response to the church's year is deeply embedded. Working with these images last night I kept seeing reflections of the crucifixion that made me look at some of my earlier work. And while I know my work is often concerned with light and shadow in all its manifestations, this particular pattern still surprises me.