"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."
"It’s an image that’s got a lot of associations with it which I put in this very cold, scientific kind of dressing that I like to put my work in...you know, just the facts. I was seeing whether I could put an image that’s so charged emotionally into this kind of context...into another element, because most of my images are pretty emotional for some people. And it’s one of the elements that I kind of neutralize."
- Vija Celmins