You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same.
I don't work with inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.
I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.
You don't have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today you will do what you did yesterday, and tomorrow you will do what you did today. Eventually you will get somewhere.
Painting is the frozen evidence of a performance.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you.
I have no intention of flattering people. I like wrinkles and crow's feet and flaws, and somebody should know, if I'm going to photograph them, that's going to show up, you know?
In my art, I deconstruct and then I reconstruct, so visual perception is one of my primary interests.
In the 7th grade, I made a 20-foot long mural of the Lewis and Clark Trail while we were studying that in history because I knew I wasn't going to be able to spit back the names and the dates and all that stuff on a test.
Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.
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