"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 had visited a ventriloquist who had a picture of a box of cookies on legs hanging on his wall- a very odd photo. And it jogged a very early memory that I had, a really early memory of dancing cigarette packets, prancing across the stage on early black-and-white TV. And I started to think about not having a brain- just being able to balance these huge objects- and almost morph and become one with these objects."
- Laurie Simmons