(clockwise from top) Concealed and Revealed, mixed media on wood panel, 48x96”; Time Devours All Things, oil on wood panel, 48x48”; Seduction, oil on wood panels, 48x48”; all 2015
a fascination for what is exotic—for what is fashionable and “next.” We are ruled by thoughts—distracted, racing, complex, overlapping, erratic. The far-right panel reflects the shining goal—the mind improved by meditation. Tell me about your iterative process. Do you have an image in your mind—or an idea—before you pick up a paintbrush?
When I first begin, I randomly lay down paint. I like to mess up the surface and then respond to it. I don’t know what I’m going to paint; it comes out through the process. My process begins with building up sanding the background layers and at some point, I start to see what the painting is about. I’ll have themes I’m working on. I know my next body of work will be about climate change and the environ-
ment. I don’t really sketch, but I sometimes like to work with randomness, limiting myself to what’s available and at hand, no matter how difficult the materials might be to reconcile to one another. For example? If I’m camping and I have juniper berries, ashes from the fire, and Sriracha sauce FEB/MAR 2016 43
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Art Basel Miami Beach Sailing in the Caribbean