"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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