“I realize that a lot of my art is weird, but it doesn’t feel all that weird to me because of the family I grew up in. We were all a little quirky. I remember my dad telling jokes all the time. In fact, my mom just sent me a photo from their first trip to New York City---they’re there now---of my dad is flossing his teeth on 7th Avenue. So yeah, I think my whole family has a strong sense of the ridiculous.
“I would say to young artists, ‘Make the art you want to make just because it makes you feel good, regardless of whether you can sell it. Of course, you also have to pay the bills, so you’re going to have to get another job.”