"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."
"Dead Plant, Barbed Wire, and Razor Wire, Palos Verdes, California" (1983)
"I’d like to document what’s glorious in the West and remains glorious, despite what we’ve done to it. I’d like to be very truthful about that. But I also want to show what is disturbing and what needs correction. The best way to do that- and it’s the way every artist dreams of- is to show it at the same time in the very same rectangle. You’re always in quest for the picture which will catch both, and occasionally that happens."
- Robert Adams