Painting a Home
“I did whatever I could to get out of the country. I did not want to spend my life in that kind of system and I thought about the future. If I had children, I would like to have them in an environment with more freedom so they could express themselves. I never flew in an airplane before because we were so poor. My first flight was from China; Hong Kong, across the Pacific, to Canada. I could breathe, yes, once I arrived, I could breathe.
You never stop developing. That’s art. People say, “You are very good.” But I say, “When you climb up one mountain, you always see another mountain higher than you. That is art.” And then, after so many years of working on it, you sometimes pull at your hair and you don’t know what you’re doing. But my passion is enjoying the process. No matter how many mistakes you make, it doesn’t matter, it’s part of the process.”