"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."
"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."