"I use a lot of repetition. And it becomes a filmic way of talking because as you put the same image after the other, even though it’s the exact identical image, everyone sees something changing from one image to the next."
"The floor tile in the painting 'The Den' is a motif that I grew up with in my grandmother's home in Paris, Texas. My grandmother moved out of that house years ago, so I kind of forgot about it, and there weren't many pictures. A graduate student had me over to his place and I was like, 'Hey, where's your restroom?' I went and was just knocked aback because I looked down and on the floor was that tile, which I hadn't seen in so long. It was like a sensory punch."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock