When I paint, I close my studio door so as not to make a scene. Yet somehow, I always do. In these scenes, all the standard elements are there: foreground, background, foreskin, backskin... The mostly wet landscapes contain lithe, young, NSFW people interacting with cute and curious animals in fablelike fashion. If you find yourself tempted to ferret out some symbolism in my paintings, please remember: There’s not always a parable in a pair of balls. That said, while these paintings are more private narrative than pushy dictum, I totally realize that the suggestion of allegory is hard to myth.