"Empire" (2001)

"Empire," 2001
Watercolor on paper, 18 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches
Photo by Ellen Page Wilson
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"You’re posing problems for yourself. It’s kind of like a battle of you against you, and you are trying to figure it out. And that’s when it gets painful, when it’s not coming together. And I have no idea how I am going to bring it together. It starts to feel like a mess. Like, I’ll think I have it and I’ll change one color and instead of it being the solution it becomes this big mess."

- Elizabeth Murray