||Pearls from artists* # 153
||Pearls from artists* # 152
||Q: Were there any other artists in your family?
||Q: Is it possible to sum up your creative practice in seven words?
||Q: Why do you prefer not to explain your titles and imagery?
||Pearls from artists* # 139
||Q: You often speak about the Mexican and Guatemalan figures in your paintings as serving a function analogous to actors in a repertory company. In other words, a particular figure plays a different role each time it appears in one of your pastel paintings. Would you choose a figure and show how you have painted it through the years?
||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?
||Q: How do you decide on the titles for your pastel paintings?
||Q: What is it about soft pastel that you find so intriguing that you use it as your primary fine art medium?