"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
"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