"I used to find an unsatisfactory response when wanting to discuss problems in a relationship, and I also used to be meek enough that I'd back down, chalking the problem up to being just a Little Thing. Each Little Thing was treated like an isolated incident instead of part of a whole, a free floating satellite, untethered to the relationship itself. That willful ignorance made me miserable, resentful, and angry, and as it did, I doubled down on compartmentalizing each Little Thing in an effort to “fix” things. Because of this, I stayed in an unhappy relationship and made things worse. Each painting is a Little Thing, a part of a whole you can't see because I've compartmentalized them, separated them from each other so that the overall picture isn't clear. The building falls into disrepair as a result."