"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."
"The Instant Decorator (Pink and Green Bedroom/ Slumber Party, Really Crowded)" (2004)
"I realize how much more I’ve been influenced by older painting than I let on. There’s a formal compression of space, a juxtaposition of color (things that were in my mind that I never really accepted as influences, ways that I wanted my photographs to look), that I never really understood came so much from Matisse or Manet or even Picasso."
- Laurie Simmons