An Interview

What led you to the form your work takes now, and why did you choose paper as your predominant material?

I DON'T LIKE MATERIAL as such, whether it’s oil paint or anything else, because it leads you into a trap. The trap is that materials, in themselves, present a certain truth which one has to work with. I didn’t want to work with the truth in materials, except in a very limited way. The paper curls because it comes on a roll, and I don’t mind that. It can have that much license but not too much more, because I’m interested in the ways in which I can experience myself, and my work is really about making myself.

Yet it isn’t possible for me to work without materials. There are some artists whose work I admire who don’t use materials as such, but that’s not the way I think. Among the various levels of thought, the visual is paramount. So, when it came to dealing with materials, I chose paper

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