‘If I find something that articulates what I’m thinking about, I use it. I don’t go out and search for material. The surfaces are things I come across in my day-to-day activities. I’m most excited when paintings I’ve began in the studio get worked upon and edited to such an extent that they themselves have the quality of being ‘found.’ As I don’t make that many paintings, there’s always a pile of just three or four surfaces stacked in my studio waiting to find their place in a painting. At the time that I started being open to incorporating found material, I was reading Simone Weil’s writing. I loved the idea of beauty being most clearly accessed through lack of personality. These found surfaces seemed like a direct path to anonymity’ (E. Lindman, quoted in, N. Trembley, ‘Interview: Erik Lindman, in The Kinsky, reproduced at http:/www. thekinsky.com/conversations/erik-lindman/).