Brian Adam Douglas uses collage and painting to create narratives with double meanings, exploring what he calls an interest in the “flip side of the coin”. His images refer to urban scenes, architecture, family life, and autobiographical incidents, but are often allegories for more abstract themes like fear and the loss of individuality. The trompe l’oeil collages for which he became famous are intricately made from shapes that Douglas cut using utility knives, such that they appear to have the textures of painting. He considers his painting process different from that of his collages because it allows him to build up areas of color. Douglas also makes street art under the moniker ELBOW-TOE.