Signs and Symbols is one of my favorite paintings. It may be simple, but sometimes the most simple of images is the most powerful. The objects portrayed, the turquoise stone, the key, the totem pebble, are actual objects I’ve had in my possession for more than fifteen years. I’ve kept them in a small knit bag that I usually hung in my bedroom. It now hangs in my studio. Last year I realized I had not opened that little bag in many years. When I did, I knew I must paint them.