||Q: What country’s artistic style influenced you the most over the years? (Question from Arte Realizzata)
||Pearls from artists* # 480
||Q: I especially enjoy your “Black Paintings” series. You mention being influenced by the story of how Miles Davis developed cool jazz, making this work uniquely American all around. How did you use jazz history in this series?
||Q: Can you speak about a book (or books) that deeply influenced you as an artist?
||Q: Have any artists influenced you technically?
||Q: How do you think living in New York affects your work?
||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?
||Pearls from artists* # 124
||Q: What artists influenced the creation of your latest pastel-on-sandpaper painting?