"I believe that it is crucial to quiet your own voice and listen to what you are experiencing and feeling. True listening is the key to understanding and good paintings offer a truth that is often indescribable with words alone. To me, a truly powerful painting is a dither that exists between the unconscious and rational thought. It is true and speaks to the human spirit, but exists in a raw and untampered form that is often not yet completely comprehended by the conscious. It cannot be described entirely in words, writing, or any other form of rationality that is too often seen as the only reality." -Samuel Hoskins