"If I'm to continue as an artist, I have to try and re-invent myself. Creating the studies and paintings directly with my fingers and hands instead of using tools for the surfaces has helped me get connected directly to my works. In a world with so much being thrown at us each day my new art has helped me evolved more minimally not only in my art but also in life. It has taken me 23 years to eliminate the unnecessary elements from my work."
– Andy Lakey