"All I Ask," detail (1999)

"All I Ask," detail, 1999
Latex on wall, dimensions variable
Installation view Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuggart, Germany
Collection Rachel and Jean-Pierre Lehman
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

"The first idea was to recognize in those images of dwarves from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' a very strong sense of connection with organic abstraction. It’s like a readymade modernist abstraction. Its round forms recall Brancusi, Arp. I took isolated fragments of these shapes from coloring books and I tried to unify them into an all-over pattern that would allow the viewer to take this image with an immediacy that, maybe, is not possible with the individual collages."

- Arturo Herrera