"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I’ve always been interested in figurative work and narrative. My earlier work was more involved with language- more explicitly about storytelling. And these are very narrative, but I leave a lot to the viewer to fill in. I trust the viewer more than I did when I was younger, where I felt like I had to be in control and dictate meaning."
- Laylah Ali