Constructs of Nostalgia play a role in flavoring our memories and, in turn, our perceptions of the world around us. The choices Karl makes as he assembles and processes data and materials are intended to tease out notions of reminiscence in the viewer. His point of view remains decidedly that of a Midwestern Ruralist — one whose ties to an idealistic country/small town life are chosen, not incidental. He sees it as his job to provide narrative pleasure for all who experience his work: The joys and curiosities generated by art should be accessible to everyone, not just to a select few. In response, it is his aim to create non-discriminatory aesthetic niches of discovery which viewers of all ages — and from all walks of life — can access, ponder and enjoy.