‘Re-entry’ is what I call any return to painting after a long pause, I always think of re-entering the atmosphere after a mission to the moon: the flames and the heat, how it threatens to burn everything up, how the astronauts sweat – but this return is like no other I have experienced thus far. In June I watch gov. Cuomo make a show of signing a new bill into law, he pens his signature and then continues the line to draw one, two, three, four large circles around his name. To make a mark is to make a commitment. To make even this simple representation is to represent precisely for or against something, it is to make a choice. So I am even more aware of the weight of ‘picturing’. This short video charts a return to the studio and my re-engagement with painting.