For this series, 'Playing God', I strove to create a discourse between the opposing but similar forces of creation and destruction. The visual style of these works came from my experimentation with the interactions between diluted acrylic paints and water-soluble wood finish. The liquid nature of these materials and their aptitude to continue to mix and flow upon the canvas after application means that the final piece is starkly different from my original composition. A progression free of my influence obscures my hand as artist, creator, and in this microcosm, the divine. Although these forms are born of my intentions, their final incarnations reflect an organic progression unique to the place and time of their creation. The ambient temperature, amount of wind, exposure to sun, and even gravitational pull of the earth affected their forms, creating something otherwise impossible to replicate through traditional painting techniques.