Vocabulary of Near is a water mixable oil painting on stretched canvas, measuring 36 in W x 60 in. H, and created in 2013. It is an image of a young woman uncovering her future as much as an image of my daughter just before she leaves home. Within it I hope to access some of the loss I feel on her departure as well as finding her possibility. I am interested in those moments between change, engaging the viewer in the subtlety of time and its effects.