My art is a reflection of my mind. After I finish a number of pieces, or sometimes, after a piece or even during a piece, I like to look at what I am doing and interpret what it means. I don't believe in truly automatic drawing, but more in “mostly automatic” drawing. Since people tend towards unobjectivity, the Surrealist holy grail of uncovering pure internal truth is both utter hogwash and utterly possible for everyone all the time. Because no one that I know of has exploded out of the womb drawing fantastic ethereal landscapes, I tend to regard Surrealism as similar to story writing: you build a world of your own, and the characters and landscapes generally start to grow on you. No book is instantly captivating.