You have to just hustle with gum, like you do with life. Sometimes you get all into the gum of living and you just have to chew the hell out of something, whether you mean to or not. But it will drive you to where you need to be.
Delgado maintains that his paintings do not emanate from a singular cause or have a specific catalyst. Although he is often asked about the ideas behind his work he insists that he doesn’t start his creative process out of a thought, concern, or intellectual design of any kind.
Delgado says that we have no choice but to play the unfolding game of our lives, whether we understand the rules or not. This is a recurring theme in Delgado’s art, a sort of yin and yang of existence; what he calls the sweet venom of living. Life bites you whether you want it to or not and the venom it injects may be poison, sugar, or both at the same time.