"CROSSLAND PUZZLE" 2008 is a sprawling canvas from the "Abstract Narratives" series 2007-12. The piece, oil & encaustic on canvas featured suggestive imagery of a crossword puzzle whose squares were breaking off and floating in open space. The color scheme is boldly dynamic, yet balanced w/ many subtleties as well. A year before, I had started painting with a workman's cement trowel instead of brushes. That continues to today, 2019. It had a transformative effect on my approach.