"Untitled" (2000)

"Untitled," 2000
Gouache on paper, 13 x 21 inches
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

"Sometimes I feel like I’m making an extended alphabet, or that images encapsulate parts of an idea. By using parts of that alphabet or hieroglyphic system, I can recombine them and come up with new meanings. Because they’re so crisp and have definite shape, sometimes I think it feels like they’re letters."

- Laylah Ali