If my painting is an attempt at anything, it's an attempt to point to the transcendent quality of my subject. It's easy to think of things in terms of matter and physicality. In a sense, our sciences have built an illusion around the idea of dead matter. But if painting has taught me anything it's that inside of everything there is some kind of light, some kind of goodness or divinity that can't really be named and if a few of my paintings are good it's because the light was present in the subject and somehow I found it despite my clumsiness. The light belongs to the subject, I'm just trying to point it out here and there.