living thing exhibits pattern in either growth or habit. Any
subject is acceptable for study, any technique or material
acceptable for making a new form.
In the tremendous flux of experiences, there is only one thing
which has ever brought me a moment of peace – drawing and painting
I have never been able (because my work is so categorically
realistic) to reject recognizable subject matter. As much as the
process of manipulating materials creates the actual work, an
emotional or intellectual homage to subject persists in me. There
is undoubtedly a narrative, but I specialize in making marks on a
surface rather than words on a page.
Having said all this, the ironic truth is that the most satisfying
pictures I make are as inscrutable as the subjects that inspire