"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."
"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #10: The Decay of Year End" (1994)
"I decided to go back to my originating trauma- my student training- and I took all these drawings, which are perversions of Hoffmanesque compositional principles that I did in college, and I re-learned to paint that way. In trauma literature the part you can’t remember or the time of trauma is called 'missing time,' and then you recover it. So I re-learned to paint in this manner and did a series called the 'Thirteen Seasons' in this regressive manner."
- Mike Kelley