|In the spring of 2008 I had the opportunity to travel to Sweden for the first time. My father and I met up with some recently discovered cousins and toured Skåna in search of moose each evening and the farm of my Dad's great-great grandfather in a small town called Bodarp. Along the way we looked deeply into forests made up of birch and beech trees and watched winter turn to spring during end of April and early May. I was struck with the beauty and depth amongst the vertical tree trunks crossed with the distant horizontal bands of ground, water, deep forest, and sky. This group of four paintings is in response to this landscape and the color and quality of light that caught my attention.