"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"There were a lot of things I did want to shed, and one of them was being tasteful. That’s one of the reasons I gave up painting—because it was all about being tasteful. You know, the right red next to the right blue...and you’re very carefully mixing the colors."