Painting is an open door for me. I think what i want, and I feel anything as I please: beautiful or not, understood or not. I trust art in the way some people trust religion. I recently read an interview of Viola Davis in The New Yorker. She talked about studying in Gambia, and how there she saw how art was not separated from life. "It wasn't about technique; it was about the soul. In their zest for life, their need to connect to each other and to God, everything they did was done with extreme passion."