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What are the major themes you pursue in your work?
A certain persistence is required to be fearless in the studio and committed to painting. My current motif is abstraction and collage. In the last few years, I have been editing my work, taking paintings off the stretchers, cutting them up and re-configuring them, discovering new compositions in the process. I have also been taking old canvases off their frames, turning them around, and painting on the raw side.


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"Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead," said Horace Pippin. See Pippin’s paintings in "Represent: 200 Years of African American Art.”

The End of the War: Starting Home,” 1930–33, by Horace Pippin