"Dogs Killing Rabbit" (1991-1992)

"Dogs Killing Rabbit," 1991-1992
Oil on canvas, 87 x 141 inches
Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Partial and promised gift of UBS
© 2005 Susan Rothenberg/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

"If you don’t know what you’re doing out here in the Southwest- in this kind of isolation- if you don’t understand that you’re supposed to have work and a purpose to every day, you’re going to float off into the stratosphere, or move very quickly back to an urban center. You have to commit to your work. And you have to find things that interest you, and interesting ways of rendering them- and fight yourself at every turn so that you’re not repetitive or taking an easy solution."

- Susan Rothenberg