Darick Ritter makes paintings that symbolize the gateway between consciousness and unconsciousness. His surface markings tend to oscillate between handwriting and figuration, gesturing toward thresholds between language, perception, and culture. His aim is to call attention to the experience of information beyond the 'waking light' and bring back trophies of beauty, strangeness, humor, and terror. He lives in Merced, California working out of his studio-converted garage. You can read more about him here.