" Painting is as pitiful, murderous, deceptive, and horrible as people are horrible, deceptive, murderous, and pitiful. It is both the spout of propaganda and the source of the most honest truth. It facilitates the eternal and internal struggle to communicate. It is as vital and necessary as reflection. A painter’s responsibility is to continue to promote humanity’s ability to see itself. "
- Joel Rosenburg, from essay: “On Painting” (2013)