The mind spends a considerable amount of time making sense of past events. Often brief bygone moments preoccupy us well past the effected date. The neurons take their time carving out trails that solidify to create an emotional memory, something wholly different from the original incident.
These images begin with quick, often brutal, confrontations with the surface of the painting. These are the incidents. I want to mimic the work of the mind visually, finding the crevices and hidden pathways imprinted there by the incident. But the mind brings its own prejudices with it. We will never have the bare truth of the experience, but with time we may have something that completes a readable image for us, an emotional half-truth we can call upon for later reflection.