"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"I always want everything I do to be perfect (perfect-looking) given the inherent limitations of my work. How can I get puppets to look as real as possible? How can I get the background to look as real as possible? I’m never trying to make things look fake; I’m trying to work with what I have."
- Laurie Simmons