"I guess it all stems from my childhood" is James McCarthy's banner statement. "I am not interested in cliches like unicorns and fairies and I do not want to overly sentimentalize my work. It is influenced by fantasy and science fiction up to a point, yes, but it is also personal. It is about weather and seasons and what kind of mood they put you in." We don't think McCarthy's work brings unicorns or fairies to mind particularly, but there is an incredibly intense strain of the psychedelic eye in his outrageous, absorbing work.