When I paint, or make tee shirts, I like to play with ideas in order to amuse the viewer. I often try designing images with separate styles in order to challenge myself into finding different ways to present similar ideas. Even when one style works I try to switch it up and keep things novel; optimistically I'm keeping things as light as possible. Since society has trained us to spend our days looking for deep symbolism, I like to challenge by suggesting my image doesn't have depth. By projecting the frivolous, I hope everyone can relax comfortably away from a feeling of duty associated with interpreting my images. Of course I encourage people to connect with what I do, but I like people to note that it is sometimes enough to see an image purely as an aesthetic element. Colors, content, humor, simplicity, meaning, shape or any of a hundred different criteria are all valid ways to look at images. I'm trying not to guilt trip viewers into feeling responsible for interpreting my images because they're in a certain medium. Both canvasses and tee shirts are cotton, have symbols and are as worthy of thought, or not, as you feel like giving them.