I call myself a conceptual realist, as the images I depict are both realistically rendered and deal with this-worldly situations. Like realists, I depict what I see, but instead of assuming that what I see is the way things are, I am subjecting my painted narratives to hermeneutical exposition. Both text and visual media are imperfect modes of communication. But it is the exposition of these imperfections that brings us face to face with the process of interpretation.