I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people.
People have to find ways of explaining the work.
Some people have compared the Klan images to ecclesiastical figures.
I have never voted in my life.
One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.
Oftentimes we love the thing we hate and vice versa.
Whenever possible, I operate outside the system.
I don't think that because I am Hispanic I should therefore do Hispanic work.
I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious.
I think if the Vatican is smart, someday they'll collect my work.
In my work, I explore my own Catholic obsessions.
My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.
My work is intensely personal.
As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to.