My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions. I never look at other people’s work. I have an obsession with details and pattern. It’s really easy to get colors right. It’s really hard to get black – and neutrals – right. Black is certainly a color but it’s also an illusion.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul. I’ve always tried to push myself technically and to push myself visually. That’s been part of the journey. Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.