“In the first [stage of life] you find, or pose for yourself, a great question. In the second you labour away at answering it. And then, if you live long enough, you come to a third stage, when the aforesaid great question begins to bore you, and you need to look elsewhere” (John Maxwell Coetzee).
“The thing about experimentation is that sometimes it doesn’t work and you have to have the courage to fail. And that actually becomes harder to do when you have a reputation.”
“At this point in my life, I am not so concerned about letting people know who I am. What I am concerned about is feeding my palate, my passion for the music, so that I can constantly grow. . . That is my creative process now.”
“The idea that suffering is meaningful & important is profound. My work is like the sewage treatment plant—I take the bad stuff and try to make it beautiful so we can all drink it.”
“At the end it’s not about showing off, it’s about sharing something. The beginning is where you pull towards uniqueness of the self and the end is where you move towards the commonality between us.”
“There is a tremendous nervousness around the development that is happening in Philadelphia right now. Who are we becoming? Is there a ‘Philadelphia language’ that can inform what our architecture looks like? How do you create something that feels so right on its own but fits within the larger context?”
“At some point I realized I had more control than I liked. So I did things like changing brushes, loosening up… I don’t want to have it too rigid because it doesn’t reflect my way of being.”