I need to feel deeply that something is urgent and not seen and I have to find a way to make that into a painting.

In an image, the ordinary and impossible and ridiculous juxtaposed open something up so there is space for curiosity, the awareness you haven't seen everything.

It is true there is narrative in my work, but not like an arrow through the trees. More like the spread of wild mustard. Or a rash.

I don't plan for humor in my paintings. It comes because the absurdity of things bubbles up.

I generally feel dumbfounded when I begin something new. It used to fill me with despair, but now I think it's good to begin without confidence. Better to feel lost and stupid and just lay the first brushstroke down. And then another.

If I knew from the start how a painting would be I would not paint it.








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I need to feel deeply that something is urgent and not seen and I have to find a way to make that into a painting.

In an image, the ordinary and impossible and ridiculous juxtaposed open something up so there is space for curiosity, the awareness you haven't seen everything.

It is true there is narrative in my work, but not like an arrow through the trees. More like the spread of wild mustard. Or a rash.

I don't plan for humor in my paintings. It comes because the absurdity of things bubbles up.

I generally feel dumbfounded when I begin something new. It used to fill me with despair, but now I think it's good to begin without confidence. Better to feel lost and stupid and just lay the first brushstroke down. And then another.

If I knew from the start how a painting would be I would not paint it.








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