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