"The motivations for making art have morphed over the history of the human race and certainly in my lifetime and my years of painting. The more I am exposed to art, the more possibilities come into focus. While I am not inclined to bring politics, religion or sex into my work deliberately, it would be impossible not to have these notoriously controversial topics influence my efforts. The overwhelming presence of the news and advertising media cannot help but affect every aspect of thinking and action in the 21st century. I cannot help but have it all somehow evident in my work."