"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."
"As we approached the bicentennial year (2004) of the Lewis and Clark expedition, I began to ask myself, "Where is the frontier? Is it to the west or the east?" Clearly, the frontier now is to the east. And I would submit that it’s just as dangerous as the western direction used to be. So it seemed to me that on the occasion of the bicentennial, the real job was to remind people that what we’re up against now is having to turn and look at our own creation and try to correct and value it so that we create the country we thought we were creating (but neglected to do) as we went west."
- Robert Adams