The paintings in each of the collections above are watercolors. The grainy texture in them is created by painting over a finished watercolor with a topcoat of ink or tempera paint and, after that topcoat is dry, washing the painting. This technique creates work that most closely resembles the imagery as it appeared to me. The act of washing my watercolors also ritualizes my acknowledgment that a painting is the physical manifestation of information found in what Carl Jung referred to as the collective unconscious and, as such, does not belong to me. Though the technique is the same for each piece, the final texture varies, depending on the underlying painting surface.