"Burn" (1998)

"Burn," 1998
Cut paper and adhesive on wall, 92 1/8 x 48 inches
Collection of Jerry and Katherine Speyer
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

"Making things in shadow form suggests to the viewer, ‘You can look at me this way, but perhaps you’ll see something else.’ It’s a very passive kind of gesture, but within that I generally hope to create something tense, and a recognition of something very specific and very pointed about the viewer’s relationship with the piece and the piece’s relationship with me and my relationship with the viewer."

- Kara Walker