"I paint gardens.
I visit parks and botanical gardens, cemeteries and
golf courses, yards, vacant lots, faces.
I search for views that stir powerful memories in me.
The kind that can stop your heart.
Like when I was six
staring into an enormous dark overgrown garden
that was my new backyard or the
day when I was ten and my parents got the call
telling them my cousin with leukemia had died
and nobody would talk about it
so I went for a walk in the woods."