||Q: Foreign travel has long been a significant aspect of your work. What are your views on cultural appropriation?
||Q: How important are the titles of your pastel paintings?
||Q: Why do you prefer not to explain your titles and imagery?
||Q: Another interesting series of yours that has impressed me is your recent “Black Paintings.” The pieces in this series are darker than the ones in “Domestic Threats.” You create an effective mix between the dark background and the few bright tones, which establish such a synergy rather than a contrast, and all the dark creates a prelude to light. It seems to reveal such a struggle, a deep tension, and intense emotions. Any comments on your choice of palette and how it has changed over time?