| "With these new works I have taken a more narrative direction, reflecting my personal feelings and struggles as well as the times we live in on a whole.
Drawing references from pop culture, popular Web sites, and the media, as well as my own experiences, these paintings explore some of the positions and challenges many young gay men face in a polarized modern society.
The reoccurring religious elements throughout the works are a representation of reclaiming the goodness, purity and beauty in those who are sometimes cast as second class sinners for simply being who they are. In these works it is those who are most judged that are sheltered and blessed by God.
The characters in these paintings all have one thing in common, and that is the freedom to embrace and celebrate without judgment or repercussion the "universal yearnings" all people have. The yearnings to love and be loved, to share a life with another, and be part of a caring community."
- Raymond Morrow