"Agate" is created from steel, paints and patinas. My intrigue with natural-state gemstones and the horizontal strata in the southwest deserts inspired my experimentation in recreating these colorful yet rustic layers on metal. Resists, stencils and paints are applied to the metal followed by patinas that are left to work their magic in the voided paint areas. Rinsing, drying and finishing brings out the true colors in these paintings on metal. Each piece is finished with a satin sheen and waxed.