"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."
"I was thinking, “It’s not that extraordinary. It’s an industrial, modernist space.” It’s not like you are entering Hagia Sofia or you’re in front of the pyramids in Egypt. I didn’t think it was of that character, but people had that impression. I thought it was unbelievably narcissistic. So what I wanted to do was to change that perspective, reverse it entirely, turn it upside down. Instead of looking up, you would have to look down as a way of seeing reality."