"I would consider a work finished when I sense a 'togetherness,'
a participation of all parts as in an organism. If successful,
the work starts to live a life of its own, a work of art begins to work."
-Ibram Lassaw, from the first session on April 21, 1950
"One thing that annoys me is the status as an appendage to painting,
that has been given to sculpture by Baudelaire in this time, and by certain
critics today. I resent this. Although we are conscious of what is going on,
that has nothing to do with our work."
-James Rosati from the first panel on February 17, 1965
"...my houses have taught me about looking. [They] have been laboratories
where I've had visual encounters that I wouldn't have had any other way.
Henry comes out of that experience."
-Nancy Shaver on Henry, her store in Hudson, NY
"So you have changed your name to exactly what it was before
in the spirit of refreshing yourself as though you were a web page."
-a Superior Court of California judge to Kristen Lucas