"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."
"The very personal things were in the old work, it was just really codified and it was hidden. Maybe it's time to start dealing with real life stuff. So that same kind of reflexive thing that was going on with the work before—that was me and these codified characters—then became me and my real biography. It's like, okay, deal with real stuff and just see where that goes."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock