"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."
"You have to ask yourself, 'What is this about?' Is this about making pictures of ideas that you want to do, or is about really the idea of trying to make a drawing that has its own reality. And that's the challenge."
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