I decided that if my work contained what I could identify as a likeness to other work, I would remove it.'
As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.
I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.
I don't know how to organise thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts.
The only logical thing I can think of is that I knew there were such things as artists, and I knew there were none where I lived. So I knew that to be an artist you had to be somewhere else. And I very much wanted to be somewhere else.