After I moved back to Florida in 2012 my earlier background began to surface again influencing my work. My grandfather was a sign-painter and a Freemason. Seeing pictures of this very somber and serious man in a Fez filled me with questions. The annual State Fair in Tampa, Florida where I grew up had a midway filled with exotic and strange sideshows. Then there was the Ringling Brothers Circus and later Disney World; it seemed as if I lived amongst exciting and often disparate fictions with the nature of reality often in question.