The theme of Playing in the Dark is symbolic for not knowing what to expect as an outcome during my painting sessions. This past summer (2015) I visited the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA and saw my first James Turrell Exhibition. At first I did not know what to think about his work, but as I began to think about it it made sense. It is about the experience. The experience of not knowing what is real and what is implied. He had a piece where one room was completely dark. You could not see in front of you. All you could do was to use your other senses such as touch and hearing to navigate the room.