A form of displacement is at work in these paintings once we realize that the human and the non-human are interrelated. This interdependence of humans and nature serves as an injunction to look at the world from a different vantage point. This ambiguity reinforces a symbiosis of sorts. Still-life subjects are given the treatment usually associated with portraiture; and the ways in which braided hair is being depicted question the traditional values that had been ascribed to the female body. All in all, paintings that are metaphysical become a way of looking at ordinary things as transient matter, as snapshots of fluid and evanescent states of things.
– Olivier Berggruen, historian and curator