At start I don’t know the finish except that there is something within to build, something to say. But painting is not speech. We leap to story, but my subject is the story behind story, behind speech. Consider:
“Attention is the beginning of devotion.”
“Where danger lies, there deliverance also grows.”
I was trained to paint daily, not to wait. Yet stillness is as important as action. On good days I am a painter. On my best, I try to uncover and describe something new, that we can have it within our range of humanity. That should be enough.