The concept of being queer has become so generalized that it forgets its roots of meaning odd and strange. That strangeness is what I am looking at in these paintings. There is an uncomfortableness to this artwork, being referential to surrealism, that pokes at our prejudices of what we accept. Yet in being able to view the odd as human and allowing our inherent misunderstandings of what that provokes in each one of us might bring an acceptance of the diversity of our nature. That is, if we can find the beauty in it.