My work is all about living vicariously. I’m very easily embarrassed, and I think there’s a lot of me that has a difficult time with people, period. All this angst, about myself and about things I have no control over, is somehow in my work. I didn’t really get English, and I lost my Russian. As far as expressing myself, I feel like I have bones in my tongue. Language is so crucial, but I think my pictures really do come from this kind of muted stance that I took. When you draw something, the drawing speaks for itself.