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As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me.
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But I've decided to retreat for a while, I've been exhibiting a lot for the last year or so, and I need to be by myself.
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But most people don't come up to me and express a lot of emotion.
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Color is an intense experience on its own.
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Color is for me the purest form of expression, the purest abstract reality.
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For a while, I thought a lot about lineage. Where do I belong? Who am I standing next to?
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From then on, it was just a slow process of deconstructing this education and breaking things down to simple words.
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Going from one shirt to the next indicates states of transition, of change, not being able to have everything at once, states of concealment.
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However, some of my work is very subtle, and one should expect very subtle reactions to it.
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I also think that using a familiar form, in a simple way, can be understandable. Again, there is a range of understandability.
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I don't feel a real distance from people, so I don't think that there is a lack of links. I do sense, at least where I live, a lot of rudeness.
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I move very slowly. It's usually material first. I sit with the material for a long time.
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I realized I had accepted a lot of belief systems that were not necessarily mine.
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I think I can sometimes read people's reactions if I'm paying attention to them.
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I think that some works are more accessible than others.
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I think young people have a wonderful reaction to color because it's not screwed up by too many references.
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I was feeling a strong need to change, grow, and break with particular things that were going on in my life and my history, and the material was the perfect answer for that.
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I was trying to write an autobiography using prints and patterns that reference emotional, psychological, and personal development in my work, as a person growing up, figuring out who I was. I used fabrics to stand in for occurrences.
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I wasn't interested in holding onto the evidence of things.
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I work from a personal place, and the work has personal meaning for me.
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I'm an average person.
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I'm looking forward to being away for a while to explore things, to fall on my face and make mistakes, to try new things.
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In fact, I created projects that were about not holding on to the evidence of things.
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It's as if I were collaborating with myself, revealing my relationship to the material. My hand would make the drawing. Then my mouth would transmit it.
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Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.
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My latest works are these things with light bulbs.
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Often, I work out of my work. One work takes me to the next thing.
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There is a broad range of reaction to the work, as there is a broad range of work I make.
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There is a synchronicity: you start thinking about something and all of a sudden it's everywhere. It happened to me with the mirrors.
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When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process.
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When I started working with mirrors, it seemed to be the perfect material to stand in for that waiting.
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