Pete about the creation and technique of his work:
For me, the drawings often hinge on the subtlety and nuance of the surfaces, which is the exact quality that makes the work impossible to accurately reproduce. I believe this to be a virtue of the work, but it also brings with it some rather unfortunate realities, as most people only experience the work in reproduction.
I primarily make the drawings with graphite pencils—no powders, and no photographic or printmaking processes, as people occasionally surmise. I build the surfaces in layers from back to front, patiently and methodically, working and reworking until they feel right. When chromatic color is present it usually occurs early in the process in the form of pigment that is rubbed into the surface, kind of like a stain or blush. I also use some gouache and ink, but the primary tool is the graphite pencil employed in the traditional sense.