Ideas emerge out of consciousness.
The concept is the framework within which those ideas develop into matter.
Each work and each project requires new concepts.
Most ideas get abandoned. A few take shape in an ongoing process of negotiating possible truths.

Each new painting is the sum of related ideas that get destroyed and possibly reemerge in altered forms throughout the process of editing. The result we see is only one painting, one of many possibilities. All other possibilities remain hidden.

Ninety percent of my work is destruction. Destruction is the single most important part in creating.
Everything is following the laws of nature, is part of an evolutionary process.
Very little is present and all of it only temporarily. Most is invisible. With the death of each painting ten new ideas are born which might eventually evolve into a new painting.
Within the process of making, ideas become visual and then destroyed and invisible.
And in the end, what we call a finished work, the one image closest to the truth survives. But what’s invisible is also there and part of the painting. So nothing is lost.
Not the destroyed ideas and not even the ideas that never developed into matter.
Everything is part of our consciousness that we can tap into for new ideas or old ones that have been neglected.

Art making is constantly fighting the impulse of giving in to fashion and mediocracy in the hope to be broadly understood, accepted, and loved.
Trying to avoid pain and struggle, exhaustion, both physical and mental, avoiding destruction, because if you do that, you know that the fight starts over and over again.
There is always pain and fear in destruction, the fear of not being able to make it better, and the pain of cutting into the skin of my memory. But all is done with the conviction that growth is possible and that everything is part of everything and that everything remains. Nothing is lost.