My paintings are an entry to a point of inquiry. I am interested in examining within myself that which makes me feel compelled to paint. This compulsion I have named Painter’s Punctum. Roland Barthes defined punctum as the aspect of an image which contains meaning beyond the formal description of the image’s contents. Why do I continually return to a subject, a theme, or a way of image building again and again? What is it about the way I draw or what I paint that drives me to investigate it over and over? These are the questions I try to answer with the help of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Antoine Watteau, and others. With the aid of the antiquated apparatus of diving and space exploration and other props, I suit up to explore the inner and outer reaches of body and soul, time and space.