I was a Disney kid.....my life full of talking trees, humanized animals and magic. (even though I never really enjoyed cartoons) As a result, I love for my still life and architectural paintings to have a life, to breathe. I really do see them as living things. Although I have never really analyzed it, I guess that this can be accomplished by using more organic lines and fewer straight ones. "Carrots" was painted right after "Beets". Painting pairs can result in works with a similar feel. I was striving for animation, but found out that color was the thing that piqued my interest here. Happens all the time. Strive for one goal and hit the finish with yet another. Fluidity is a good thing.