"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
"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."