"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."
"The cues for the basic color palette and figuration in ‘Attendant’ come from a very small Mexican retablo, a devotional painting on tin, dating from the mid- to late nineteenth century. It depicts a flagellated Christ...I reconfigured the central image but I had to refer to the retablo because I’ve rarely done figurative work. Before I could just look at nature and invent; here I needed an actual cue for figuration."
- Lari Pittman