How big a role does the element of composition play in your paintings?
In my early work, I began at the center and worked my way out. That meant that I didn’t have to consider composition in the traditional sense. As I pushed my work a bit further, I may have played with verticals and horizontals and made choices as to their position, but I don’t think that traditional composition plays a part in those pieces. My latest paintings, since my escape from gradation and the “X”, are composition purely by chance. I love that! Sometimes, even I can see ghosts of shapes that seem to emerge from the surface.
As an artist, what would you want your legacy to be?
I would hope that people would see something spiritual in my work…that they might sense the space that I was in during the creation and that they might be able to go there with me by dwelling on the painting. My work is not a representation of or a recreation of anything with which we are familiar. It takes some time and effort to absorb it as it did to paint it, and I hope people will take that time and enjoy the place to which it takes them.