Excerpts of the interview below, read the full interview here.
Doorways are good. I like alcove spaces.
GB: A frame?
ET: A frame and a little privacy for doing something, and
maybe you donâ€™t notice the piece right away. I donâ€™t
know how other people choose their spaces. I certainly
donâ€™t go hunt for them in relation to a piece. Once I get
a piece, I ride around and itâ€™s usually a gut feeling,
this piece just feels right in this area.
Elbow Toe in DUMBO. Brooklyn, NYC.
Her Beautiful Hands – Red Hook, Brooklyn
I like to draw a lot more than I like to carve the wood. But when itâ€™s all carved out and you have the charcoal against the wood itâ€™s so beautiful. The charcoal has so much more
variation, the ink makes it flat, your line quality is the only thing. I like the charcoal better now. I like to constantly be playing with the image and pushing it around.
GB: Name some artists whose work excites you.
ET: A lot of them are olderâ€¦deadâ€¦ Chaim Soutine, heâ€™s
a Jewish Lithuanian artist, De Kooning and Bacon looked at
him, he for some reason decided that you could take a
figure and twist it and turn it.