"Surfing on Acid" (2005)

"Surfing on Acid," 2005
Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
© Mary Heilmann
Courtesy the artist, 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth, Zürich London

"I think the artworks are icons. I haven’t used the word ‘iconography’ about it, but I’ve got my vanishing points, my palettes, my surfing-on-acid period. So each thing almost works as an icon or maybe an ideograph— as one idea that has resonance and makes you have thoughts about other ideas."

-Mary Heilmann