"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."
"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