"Drawing is very central to the way that I work because it can be blown up, taken apart.... You can just keep on pushing it, like this infinite machine...."
"'Noble Fields.' It’s fragmented in several sections. The midsection is a young boy sitting on a watermelon in a watermelon patch, eating a slice of watermelon, and then to the left of him in the panel is a woman in a very elegant southern-belle gown. And the face is a kind of a mask or deformity...Today, I still feel that painting. I don’t know how one 'feels' a painting- but it’s the painting that remains as a core piece in my work."
- Ida Applebroog