+ I cant work without it. And it has to
be the right kind, because if its not then
I get into a bad mood. I work with a remote so
that I can change CDs instantly if I need to.
(Sherman talking about her need to have music
on while working)
+ I have this juvenile fascination with things
that are repulsive. It intrigues me why certain
things are repulsive. To think about why something
repulses me makes me that much more interested
in it. I feel that I have to explore it.
+ I didn't want to make "high" art,
I had no interest in using paint, I wanted to
find something that anyone could relate to without
knowing about contemporary art. I wasn't thinking
in terms of precious prints or archival quality;
I didn't want the work to seem like a commodity.
+ I was supporting myself, but nothing like the
guy painters, as I refer to them. I always resented
that actually.. we were all getting the same amount
of press, but they were going gangbusters with
+ When I do work, I get so much done in such a
concentrated time that once Im through a
series, Im so drained I dont want
to get near the camera.
+ Someone once interviewed me and brought up the
question of death, and I totally denied it. I'm
not obsessed with death, and yet, when I started
thinking about it, I realized that I actually
was. It's one of those mysteries of life.. its
terrifying and grotesque.
+ I was feeling guilty in the beginning; it was
frustrating to be successful when a lot of my
friends werent. Also, I was constantly being
reminded of that by people in my family making
+ Since I really don't expect people to buy my
art anyway, and because I don't have to worry
about funding or being censored at this point,
I thought I might as well really try to pull out
all the stops and just make something that directly
deals with sexuality and censorship without compromising
+ If I knew what the picture was going to be like
I wouldnt make it. It was almost like it
was made already.. the challenge is more about
trying to make what you cant think of.
+ My ideas are not developed before I actually
do the pieces.
+ The work is what it is and hopefully its
seen as feminist work, or feminist-advised work,
but Im not going to go around espousing
theoretical bullshit about feminist stuff.