"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"Because of the fact that it’s not symmetrical I feel like The Swarm has become more like a landscape and less like a body. That shape floating in space is very soft, that almost looks like a cloud somehow; but, there at the same time, aggressive. Every element in that swarm has the potential to sting you. I found that combination of the softness of that abstract cloud shape and that aggressive potential to be really nice, that balance."
—David Altmejd in Boundaries (2012)