I work in layers, which I use as a way to either specify or obfuscate the individual objects in my work. Many of the objects I like to represent are quite ordinary. Commonly among them are a dog, a bone, a window, a smiley face, and the occasional cartoon effigy. I can’t speak much of the collective significance of these things, only that I find particular enjoyment in drawing or painting each—so much so that they stuck around as symbols after some time. I find symbols particularly attractive as subjects because they characterize the stuff of life; objects and actions and relationships.