Willem de Kooning: The paint looks as if it is still moving.
Robert Rauschenberg: He broke boundaries and transformed junk into material poetry.
Philip Guston: Painterly paintings painted with paint.
Picasso: The good, the bad and the ugly!
Jasper Johns: Specificity. Every action has consequences.
Gustave Courbet: He painted the truth. Beautifully.
Judith Scott: Her wrapped and layered clumps of string exude such power.
James Ensor: Freaky and emotive.
Cy Twombly: I’m transported by his chicken scratch and scribble pictures.
Sterling Ruby: His ceramics look like bizarre ritual artifacts.
Tal R: Lots of approaches, but one unique sensibility. Misbehaves in the best ways.
Monsters: Movie monsters were scary as a child. They now seem like old friends.
Rocks and minerals: I collected them as a teenager. Mother Nature’s eccentric abstraction.