"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Richard [Serra] has been a major influence on my work—particularly, the Throwing Lead pieces that he did in the late '60s. Of the types of work that I gravitated towards in art school, those were the first pieces that I think I truly understood. The way that violence is sublimated into form somehow...which is for me what Throwing Lead is. That, as a theme, is sort of central to what my project is about."