Valerie Brennan interviews painter Ezra Tessler.
Tessler comments: "No matter how much planning goes into my work, the painting process takes over... I try to stay open to surprises. A color from one painting will make its way to another, a figure will disappear, or a shape will develop. Scraping and sanding sometimes brings something to light. With the constructions, it’s equally chaotic as I puzzle the pieces and move from the parts to the whole and back again. All in all, it makes for hours of solving and creating problems."