"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"When we came to New York in 1964, my husband Leon Golub already had a reputation as a very powerful Expressionist painter...I decided that I just had to do my thing, and so I started doing very small work, figures that were sometimes an inch tall, or even less- almost microscopic. In a way, that was a retort to the large works of the mostly male New York artists. It’s shocking how much I responded to that. Leon fit in to that category of male New York artists, but in my mind he was an exception. And he was totally sympathetic to my very fragile art."
- Nancy Spero