Three Way Tie for Last will contain an ongoing series of watercolors which integrate text and images deriving from a variety of sources: men-seeking-men personal ads, old photographs, pornography, album covers, song lyrics, and the artist’s imagination. These elements are dissected and reorganized like anagrams which convey new meanings, but evoke their former forms like ghosts. The result is political and psychological works that express Ferrero’s poetic sensibility. His painting is not concerned with the specific reality of objects, but the objects’ status as symbols charged with affective value. This value is located in the sudden shock of both the brutally familiar and the repressed components of the self which we rarely confront. The work is intended to catch the subject in process, and reveal how its judgments and desires rise and fall in the emotional landscapes Ferrero has created.