My work explores what animates a gesture. I try to demonstrate the powerful influence of the material as the artist tries to convey some meaning. I focus on the image as a surface where the visual form and its material ground merge. Working on this surface, the creative gesture is something akin to a living being, twisting and unfolding in unexpected ways. The artist's conscious effort is enriched or even reshaped by the particularities of the material. My research into the creative gesture constantly transforms my work to include all types of material. From graphite to clay to the use of hair, I inquire how the movement of the hand, tracing a form, draws some form of sense that transcends the visible.