"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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."