I read a book by a Vietnamese author, Lan Cao called "Monkey Bridge". The powerful emotions it evoked inspired my series of large bridge paintings; 7 feet high by 15 feet long triptychs. My intention was to connect one side of the painting to the other to form a bridge. Of course some of the connections have disappeared as the paintings progressed, but to me they are still bridges. The bridge is a symbol of connection as well as separation. I want the viewer to feel the physicality of the pieces and experience the connection between the somatic and spiritual realm.