The word "mishmash" means this: a collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge. I guess Burnaby and by extension, Canada, is a mixture of foreign people and things, foreign to eachother, that is. Which is pretty interesting, because new things are born out of the blending of the very different. Take red and yellow. They hate eachother. But what would the world do without orange? What would my two paintings here, done for a restaurant, be without orange? Nothing, nothing at all.