||Pearls from artists* # 410
||Q: What do you do when you are feeling undervalued and/or misunderstood as a visual artist?
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||Pearls from artists* # 371
||Q: What significance do the folk art figures that you collect during your travels have for you?
||Pearls from artists* # 204
||Q: In the “Black Paintings” you create a deep intellectual interaction and communicate a wide variety of states of mind. I admit that certain “Black Paintings” unsettle me a bit. I see in this series an effective mix between anguish and happiness. Rather than simply describing something, these paintings pose a question and force us to contemplation. Can you talk about this aspect of your work?