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“I think about perception a lot. When I start a painting, I usually have an idea in mind, an event that I want to occur. I want the painting to behave in this way, I want the viewer to see this first, this second, and this third the longer they look at it. Building that layering has to do with being aware of what your eye’s going to pick up on first and second and third. But it can also be an effect of proximity: This is going to look a certain way from a certain vantage point, far versus close, straight on versus from the side.”