"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
"'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