Pieces of Sky grew out of a desire to center and focus my artistic practice by concentrating on one subject and doing an intense study of it, as a predetermined structure can actually give one the freedom to explore. I decided to do one painting of the sky a day, on a 4x6 canvas, for one year, and began on May 1st, 2007. The sky seems like it's ever-changing. Yet we feel so familiar with it that it only acts as the background, especially in an urban environment. By choosing the sky as my subject, I wanted to reverse the relationships between culture and nature, subject and background. The idea seemed simple, but I have realized that many complexities have arisen from this project.