"Often when you're in the process of realizing an image, it's going somewhere else. If that tangent starts going off in a place that feels more exciting, that's what I go with."
"I think that the decorative aspect of the work comes systemically, organically, naturally, to me because it was really allowed to bloom and blossom and wasn’t curtailed or curbed when I was a child. You don’t understand the implications of those situations when you’re a child. Only in retrospect do you acknowledge perhaps how pivotal or how powerful they were as signifiers."
- Lari Pittman