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