"Words are just a way we communicate. Images are a way we communicate. And I couldn't figure out why they had to be in different baskets."
"Louis was a symbol of what happens to art under a monarch (whoever controls it, it will eventually reflect his or her ego and simply become decorative). Puppy (1992) is a large floral sculpture made out of 60,000large flowers. I conceived that piece really thinking that it would be the type of work that Louis would have the fantasy for."