My work is an act of self-destruction. In order for me to see the truth of the forms in front of me, I must, while I'm working, annihilate myself so as to remove the interference of my preconceptions and ego.
I want those who are from New York to be able to feel and recognize the city and its people in all its depth; and for those who are not from New York, to experience the city as if they were natives. I do this by working from direct observation, without the aid of a secondary abstraction. No matter what movements or fashions change in art, this way of working, I believe, firmly, produces a timeless result.