I am continually fascinated by the way an artwork can reproduce the look of an object or swing widely into abstraction. The image can exist as a reflection of both the item's objective self as well as function as a metaphor for something else. When multiple objects are juxtaposed in the picture plane, then an arena is created, where the pull of symbolic and narrative voices can play against each other in multifaceted ways. Everyday objects can deliver potent metaphorical messages when separated from their normal surroundings and paired or grouped with other objects. Sometimes the intersections are benign and cooperative. At other times, the visual combinations connote destructive, divisive or belligerent relationships.