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The colors in many of these new paintings feel starkly different from his previous workthe muddiness of the oils repelling the vivid vibrations of the saturated reds and yellows. In works like Death is Elsewhere and Choices Blur with Rattlesnakes, they are not pleasant colors, but hues that, when used together, evoke something deeper, murkier. In the latter painting, the effect of the removal of the paint from the surface gives the work an altogether unsettling vibration, like an animation stuck in a glitch, it moves before our eyes within the borders of complete stillness. In light of the legibility-be-damned proclamations of the first glance, the phrases are ominously clear-cut, and we only need a string of a coherent fragments to grasp the forcefulness and imperative nature of the message. All of the works seem to plead with us, with varying degrees of desperation, to heed their words