My work is inspired by the junk inside my head--old cartoons, fading TV shows, movies, music, half-remembered lyrics, rock stars &sports stars--and the chaos I see around me. Painting is a way to sort through it all. My background is in journalism, art and film, and I've spent years trying to invest advertising with art. My process is simple: It's like when the creature emerges out of Sigourney Weaver's chest in Alien. Not as painful. But just as surprising.