The blank white canvas
The blank white canvas is exciting—there is every possibility in it—like the component colors in a beam of white light. When I put the first paint on the canvas some possibilities are lost and others begin to reveal themselves.
The painting process is like pulling meaning from complete swirling chaos. Sometimes I dream a painting, and maybe I set out to bring it into reality on canvas. Often, the painting that comes into being is not the one that I set out to paint. If a painting wants to assert itself, it does, and I feel that I guide it into being.