Production still from "Trenton Doyle Hancock: 'The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin''" (2013)

"In my studio in general, I don't use erasers. I let the material accumulate and I want you to see the history of everything. So the idea of erasure only happens with a knife. I cut back into material to breathe new life into it."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

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