"Esther" (2002)

"Esther," 2002
Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches
Collection Lewis Manilow, Chicago
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas

"I came up with the idea of having a story as a kind of framework to plug elements into, to let the characters have a place to exist and to grow, and to give context to the different sensibilities that the characters have. So, in essence, the story is the glue that holds everything together."

- Trenton Doyle Hancock