"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."
"I’m also working on more fragmented pieces- of body parts that sprout from mounds, that have on tube socks or sneakers. They’re not obviously attached to any body that we would recognize as a body. I’m also still very interested in looking at those structures and that way of dealing with the figure as part of this larger conglomerate."
- Laylah Ali