Stories are not only part of our culture but also fundamental to our ability to comprehend. Narrative structure is inherent in everything; from the way we understand the universe to what type of people we believe and affirm ourselves to be. The requisite simplicity of the stories we tell ourselves and the stories that we are told hide the overwhelming complexity, depth and potential paradox of all things, of things in themselves. My work is interested in this dichotomy of the systemic of narrative and the ungraspable of the uncanny. Deploying oil paint, a mass method or communication that predates democratic literacy, my work is a rumination in thick impasto and rich chroma on interconnectedness, the ungraspable and fictive understanding.