Optimistic Boxes

The French girl was a thin-
ankled girl. But you use things

as you need them. I don’t think
Philip goes to museums to look

at how to paint hair. There is no
one life-size. You go into these

areas where you don’t know what
you can do. You say, “Yes, yes,

no, yes.” And it happens. You
keep going. Look at the sunny side,

even if your house is burning.


Assembled from quotations in an interview with painter 

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