“Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you’ll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city”.
“I said, I don’t want to paint things like Picasso’s women and Matisse odalisques lying on couches with pillows. I don’t want to paint something I have never seen before. I don’t want to make what I’m looking at. I want the fragments”.