"Hangzhou" (2006)

"Hangzhou," 2006
Crown Kozo paper, encaustic, and ink, 57 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches. Photo by Jordan Tinker.
Courtesy the artist and Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York.

"The drawings are painterly except they’re not on stretched canvas. I know they’re not paintings because paintings make me a little ill, when I make them, because I start doing this push-pull thing, this here-there thing. I’m haunted by all of the rhetoric of painting. Elizabeth Murray is a real painter- such a painter! Her paintings are hard work. They’re emotional. They’re direct. She’s not embarrassed. She is there when she paints. She keeps in touch with her life."

- Judy Pfaff