Some of your pieces, like the story of breast cancer, are autobiographical. How many of the subjects do you take from your daily life?
I would say all the them, either things that happen to me in my life or things that I observe happening to other people. I always say everything is a piece of art.
You’ve said that being diagnosed with cancer changed the way you approached your work.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, never been sick before, didn’t have it in my family, just caught me by total surprise … It’s just that clarity that you get, that you’re here for a finite amount of time and you better take every single day, in the old clichéd way, and do exactly what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s about that. I love the acuity of understanding that, of understanding how finite I am. I like how clear that makes my life.