"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
The mannequins—those tagging ones—have always been like illustrations to me, like of things that friends and I used to do when we were younger. Our situations we'd be in, like trying to get up higher and higher—getting on each other's shoulders."
WATCH: Barry McGee: Tagging