"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
"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