"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"As you work you really recognize what drives you to make work. For me it’s about being able to make a painting that will arrest me. It has to engage me. And that’s not about any description of who I am or where I come from. All of that informs my perspective on the world and therefore also the direction of the work."