"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"The figures that were black and red were taken from Greek vases, the ancient Greek vases on which the images were black on red. I don’t know if the image of what I call the dildo dancer was from a vase, but in any case I transformed it. I loved that figure when I first saw it; it was so full of vitality. Everything I show here is exaggerated; it’s all from my imagination- all of these highly sexualized poses and activities, all either murderous or joyous. I like the idea that I can have that freedom. I’m really grateful."
- Nancy Spero