Chromatography is the physical method of separation that distributes the components of a mixture between two phases, paper and solute, moving in a definite direction at various speeds and distances.
The process of chromatography was manipulated and applied as a technique in painting. Various dye mixtures and patterns were explored resulting in a wide variety of effects evident in the chromatograms or paintings produced. This is an ongoing project ranging from a 16 foot wall mounted chromatography installation to smaller self-contained chromatography experimental works. These works present painting as a product of the physical processes of nature where the artist's only role is in the initiation of the painting process. Every painting is different from the one before due to the particular environmental conditions at that time and the composition of ink mixture or patterns used in the process.