A child’s game of truth or dare can be charming or deadly. It matters what the questions are and how responses are resolved. I find this duality intriguing in my series of small works exploring casein and acrylic on paper. The casein is opaque, fast drying and somewhat thick as it comes from the tube. I choose as counterpoint acrylic liquid paints which are transparent and extend my working time a bit when mixed with casein. Casein is a very old medium while acrylic is a modern painting material. These materials contrast and simultaneously complement each other as part of my painting practice in the eternal attempt to solve formal questions such as how elements affect representation.