How do you free a painting from the confines of its canvas? After thirty years of painting, I still find this one of the form’s greatest and most exciting challenges. In “My Aviary,” I aimed to set painting in motion. This 30-foot-long multimedia installation project is made up of mobiles, sound, and 51 mixed-media panels. Birds flutter and circle within a brightly lit room — free to fly, yet somehow confined. The piece is not site-specific, but is designed to fill any number of spaces with painting, movement and music. My hope is that the viewer feels immersed in an experience at once familiar and strange, where the beauty of the tactile, tangible world meets the beauty of the dream-state.