I consider my Group Therapy series to be a kind of Post Abstract Expressionist sensibility, with gestural mark-making, abstraction, and figuration all are working together to emphasize surface; create spatial tension (e.g., showing both a perspective and an emphasis on the flat surface of the canvas); and the contradiction of abstract gestural marks along with figurative narration. Making these varied concerns work together is the challenge of these works.
The Freudian connection in these pieces refers to the sexual innuendoes suggested by the forms. Also the figures are in relationship with one another, which supports the idea of a therapy group.