You shouldn't have to justify your work.
Donald, my husband, considers himself a feminist.
I think what's important is to give space to the range of human experience.
So women are at the beginning of building a language, and not all women are conscious of it.
I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who would make a contribution to art history.
There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great.
I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors, and so you learned to disguise your impulses, as many women have done. And that's definitely changed.
I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not.