Rit-u-al: marked by ceremony. always done in a particular situation and in the same way each time. ceremony consisting of a series of actions. type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone. 

The act of using repetitiveness to induce an altered state of mind.

Art is, among other things, a way of coming to terms. It is the tool I've used my whole life, and is an integral part of the process of understanding and coming to terms with myself. There is a good amount of obsessiveness and ritual in the way my mind works, and this comes out over and over in my mark making.