"Untitled" (2004)

"Untitled," 2004
Gouache on paper, 8 13/16 x 10 15/16 inches
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

"In the newer work, they just have legs. They don’t really have the gift of arms. Removing arms, I can figure out what can be done without arms, what kinds of commands can be given through other kinds of gestures. There’s still a lot of power left in the body, and I’m trying to see how much I can take out and still retain a powerful or influential core, or one that can tell a story."

- Laylah Ali