I’m attracted to the enormous, important matters of life that take place on a small, everyday scale. . . . I want making art objects to be closer to giving gifts. . . . I want to make a piece that is so subtle that there’s an intimacy for the person who sees it, they will feel that I’m doing it just for them.
Barbara Bloom, interview with Kiki Smith, “Barbara Bloom,” BOMB, no. 54 (Winter 1996): 38.