"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"I expect viewers to believe that they are entering a real place that really existed, a place where time stood still. There was always a fascination with the artifice of the place that I was creating, which only existed for a couple of minutes, propped up by toothpicks and Scotch tape in my studio. And then in the end I had this bit of frozen time and place."
- Laurie Simmons