"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 gave up painting. In my quest for clarity, I decided that I was going to do everything with just a pencil. You call them drawings; I don’t even call them drawings...I don’t even call them things. They are like areas that are made- concentrated on- thoroughly considered."
- Vija Celmins