“One of the qualities I associate with Piero della Francesca, a loftiness and sense of grandeur, has in part to do with his ability to create the effect of monumentality. Sense of scale does not depend on proportional relationship of forms…It also has to do with the way in which a surface is experienced. I experience Piero’s surface in small increments and very slowly. So, one of the determinants of scale in his painting is time. How long it takes to get from one place to another. In Piero, the pace is solemn and processional. It is beautiful to me. In my woodblock [Kyoto], I think my elaboration of surface has in part to do with a quality of time.”

William Brice,
Crown Point Press Interview, 1985