When I first started making the images that make up the Modern Times artworks, I was thinking in terms of hot and cool, that is hot and cool in relation to how we perceive and act, not the temperature. I was drawn to the approaches to image making by artists like Linder Sterling and Barney Bubbles, both of these artists being almost the opposite of each other while totally coming from the same creative impulse. I find that approach, the ability to use somethings opposite or at least use a mindset that incorporates the differences in the image, a strong method for producing images that hold my attention. I also realized that I wanted these images to be deadpan and as "dry" as possible. They also needed be approachable, but a little bit off-putting.