It's good to be connecting with people. It's good to be making art that has the same effect on viewers as it has on me. That, I think is the key. It's honest art, and I like to think that it contains hints of truth, which is something you can only achieve by being both honest and obtuse at the same time. And that's a good feeling for me. To create something that is both beautiful and ugly, precious and disposable, frightening and whimsical, that's what I want, it's what my poetry is about and what I feel I'm finally starting to touch on with my painting. It's good to feel that coming together.