Subject: I am interested in how our thoughts and resulting emotions can make us suffer. Psychologists call this cognitive fusion: an inability to distance yourself from your thoughts. The opposite of cognitive fusion is succeeding in not taking the demons in your head too seriously, and is called cognitive defusion. I like what bhuddists say about this: 'You are the sky, but not the clouds' ... i.e. you can learn to let thoughts and feelings come and go like clouds across the sky of your mind.
Technique: To emphasize the difference between the real world and our thoughts about it, these works are a mixture: what is real is painted with oil over acrylic on panel or canvas, and the person's thoughts are drawn with permanent markers on transparent acrylic glass, mounted in front of the paintings.