"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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."