Figurative Painting is a continual exploration into the human, and sometimes animal, body. Through humor and playful eroticism, Ted explores basic human desires to connect. His Fauvist colors reflect his background as a silkscreen artist and graphic designer. The figures are post-racial but still highly gendered. Although it has been suggested that Ted’s work is highly sexualized, he feels he is more involved in patterning and story telling. His subjects just happen to often be naked and intertwined, and once in a while having sex.