"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."
"Life magazine is in there, and old TV commercials, and fashion photography. It ends up being such a mix of influences that come to bear. But I would never say that there’s a connection between my work and the history of still life, even though what I do in my studio is to set up one still life after another."
- Laurie Simmons