"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."
"I am queer and I have represented my own community in the work but I don’t think that that necessarily defines my ideas. I don’t think it defines them whatsoever. I think what defines my work actually is more in relationship to American identity than being queer."