As a person trained in mathematics and logical thinking, I would have expected that what I'd do is make a hierarchical chart. This is what I want to express through painting (the interconnectedness of our choices and the interweaving of our lives, human and "natural"), here are the themes that best illustrate that (probably the derelict vehicles for the first and the animal paintings for the second), and here are the gaps that I see in the overall oevre.
There is a certain energy that shivers through my body when I see or imagine an image that I want to capture. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with what I know I want to do. The creative process is wild. The only taming process that I seem to be able to do is to squish it all into an 18 x 24" frame. Sometimes it even bursts out of that, but due to severe storage restraints, I avoid acting on expansive inspiration.
Anyway, these roses have very little to do with what my intellect tells me I'm after. But they were fun to paint and I'm glad I did them. Deal with it.