"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."
"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