M. What led you to become an artist, Mr. Fuchs? F. I think the influence of my father was very important in my becoming a painter. Although I don’t really consider it my true profession. I’m a singer, you know. I continued in painting because I was afraid to sing. M. Afraid? F. I was afraid of myself. I fell into a trance which lasted quite some time, and that happened several times so that I began to think that painting was inferior to singing. M. In what way inferior? F. It is not as close to prophecy, because singing is prophecy, I believe. It is a language of its own with melodies and everything; painting is a completely other dimension. But painting is something I can do, and I think that the same message is in it, too, perhaps hidden.