"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."
"As an atheist, I am attracted to religious art because it usually represents a hyperbolic moment like the suffering or martyrdom of a saint or...a dramatic moment in the life of Christ and a shocking image of a tortured physical body. So I look at a religious image through a secular lens."
- Lari Pittman