"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"I built a latticework grid and over that laid down very thin plywood and stretched the canvas over that. That way I could sit on the canvas as I began gluing down sheets of penmanship paper from top to bottom, left to right. Then I began drawing and painting into the pages, after they’d all been laid down in a skin. And they really became something that can be read both sheet to sheet and as an overall skin."
- Ellen Gallagher