Subject matter has been on my mind a lot lately. How do I want to represent myself to others through these paintings. I'm not sure... I write this because this painting above was almost painted over just because I wasn't sure if this was the type of imagery that I wanted to show people that I did. Ultimately after showing a few friends and getting a positive reaction I decided to put it out there. But the more my catalog of work grows I'd like to start showing more. And I'm nervous because I want to not necessarily make a statement, but just make sure that the people who see it come away with some sort of representation as to who the type of artist I am. Things change the more you develop as an artist, especially when you make a career out of it. You start thinking about how to stay relevant. I started drawing in the beginning with the whole thought of I'm going to draw for myself. Now I'm coming from the perspective of what do I think people might want to hang in their house and be proud to show to their friends. How do I compliment another persons individuality. How do I keep my identity in these paintings but also appeal to a larger audience. Why can't I stop painting skulls? Food for thought to all you other artists.