Often, I say things wrongly- a slip of the tongue, and instead of, did you buy me some blueberries, I say, did the cats get blueberries?  Thankfully, linguistic shame keeps me from remembering most slips of the tongue.  
Noam Chomsky would argue that each sentence has two levels of representation - a deep structure and a surface structure.  The deep structure is the core semantics and is mapped onto the surface structure via transformations. And when we make a slip of the tongue, the deep structure does not translate into the intended surface structure.
In painting, I have a very defined vocabulary and this series explores what I imagine the deep structure might look before the translation into the intended surface structures, so these paintings play with what might be inside, or, what might be a slip of the tongue of the intended meaning of the icons or symbols that I frequently use.