"MA," 2000
Watercolor on paper, 12 x 10 7/8 inches
Photo by Kerry Ryan McFate
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"When I’m totally absorbed in the painting, I’m not aware of thinking anything. I’m just in the painting except like, ‘Okay, here I am, I’m painting this blue. I like the way it’s feeling. Everything’s okay.’ But then I have to step back. I have to change my brush or make another color. It’s a continuous process and it’s my art. I’m so into it. It just feels so normal to me and so exhilarating at the same time."

- Elizabeth Murray