"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"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