"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"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