Kobayashi notes that "Paint became my medium of choice for a couple of reasons... It never seemed 'dead' to me. I also liked paint's unpredictability. When approaching my work, I usually have an intention in mind, but often, what I have in mind is different than what actually happens on canvas. A push and pull ensues between what I want and what the paint wants to do. When it works out, instead of a compromise, the result is better than what I could have anticipated."
Murphy notes: "I find my work caught between the world of illusion and the object with no clear way to resolve this. I find some ideas must be objects posing as paintings and sometimes paintings posing as objects, while still other times paintings are simply paintings."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.