Todd is a person who seems to take great appreciation and attention to the smaller details of our world. The work on his site is split up into surprisingly specific units about topics like trees, the sky, the edges of tables, and more. I think this take on specific and insignificant ideas is amplified and becomes much more powerful by his style of painting and etching, which adds a sense of drama and importance to these things, which they otherwise would not have. While at first this surprised me, I have come to really appreciate his work, as he really illustrates the narrative of an individual life. To the average passerby, the things Todd draws are nothing more than background dressing. However, for Todd, or someone living in that space, these are things he sees all the time.
On Todd's blogpost, he shows off real photos of him in a vast, open environment, however all of his etchings he showed off were of bushes, weeds, an individual tree, and so forth. He illustrates to provide a moment for the viewer to shed off the weight and size of the world, and to focus on a small space, and the possibilities of that space alone.
Todd's writing in general has a more sensory feel, compared to many articles one might read. He describes things in a very poetic, somewhat-subjective viewpoint, and that adds to his unique writing language. His works are all about him as an individual, and what inspires him, and catches his attention most.