The Ocean Series is a Remodernist response to the color-field paintings of Mark Rothko. "Like the empty sky it has no boundaries, yet it is right here in this place, ever present and clear. When you seek to know it, you cannot see it. You cannot take hold of it, but you cannot lose it. In not being able to get it, you get it. When you are silent, it speaks; when you speak, it is silent. The great gate is wide open to bestow alms, and no crowd is blocking the way."