Jennifer Samet interviews painter Charles Garabedian.
Recalling working on one painting Garabedian comments: "One evening I started painting a standing figure. I got involved and it was just killing me. I was having so much trouble with it. I was working and working and finally after many hours, I said, 'Forget it.' I left and went home to bed. The next day I got up, went to the studio, saw it there, and was stunned. I thought, 'My God, you finally painted a figure.' It told me how to paint more, with these brushstrokes just constructing figures on pieces of panels. It was what they call a turning point or a breakthrough. I had these nine figures. Even today when I look at them, I feel good and like I accomplished something."