"I am, of course, not entirely sure of what is going on in these images because, were I too certain, I would have no need to attempt them. But the dissatisfaction, or 'frustration,' as you call it, is very much a necessary ingredient. Maybe even the only ingredient."
"Having children has meant that I don’t spend time on motifs which are not so interesting. There has to be more content."
"She came each day to stand in front of the murder ballad paintings. She had grown up listening to all that music. 'I just stand here,' she told me,.. 'And the paintings pull the marrow from my chest.' ”
"I'm a deep believer in physical rituals as a way to understand our world. Painting is a way for me to understand my own life."
"My portraits include some of who I am, who I wish I was and who I wish I wasn't."
"She took off her clothes and every move she made was for me pure poetry. She was like a living painting to me. Her body language said she was in complete acceptance with her decaying body and with facing the end of her life. That touched me a lot, especially because it came so close to my own fears of aging and death."
"I want to somehow express what it's like to be in their skin. I believe this is what art can do at its best. Maybe this way we will feel less alone in the world, more compassionate to each other, work with, instead of against, one other."
"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never."
~ Hermann Hesse
"I am making a world where feelings have a physical presence."
“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
~ Carson McCullers
"Every living thing on earth struggles for its existence. It's this struggle that I try to capture, as honestly as possible."
"There are so many ways that human beings are the same, and yet people feel very alone in their own stories. When you are able to tell a story, whether it be photographically or in film, that touches a core story in people, they and you react. They feel recognized and understood and you feel so much less alone in the world."