"Pain is a doorway that cuts through my work, but it is not the center of it. Like any threshold, it is traversed and transcended. In the end, what binds me to the spectator is the energy, a common feeling as human beings—not pain. The core of my work is the revelation of truth, and I don’t mean this is some mystical sense. I mean it in a practical sense. I’m interested in revealing the conflicts that are taking place all around us, suffered by individuals that generally don’t have a way or channel to express how these affect them."
--From 2014 interview with Marivi Veliz in Miami Rail