"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 heard about WAR (Women Artists in Revolution), a group of women artists who realized that women’s voices were not being heard. I joined that group. I researched; I picketed against the Vietnam War. And I became interested in women artists and how the art world was set up- how mostly male artists got attention- and what it meant to be a woman artist. That shifted my art a lot, toward the political. I guess I decided at that point that I would put my art where my head was, thinking about women’s artist groups and the position of the woman artist- how strong or weak her voice was."
- Nancy Spero