"Art is emotional and transformative. It translates, it morphs and reconfigures. I need work to impact me emotionally. I need it to give something back to me."
What I do is part of who I am. What pleases me, puzzles me, disturbs me, sets me off balance,  incites me. My art shows how I see the world.  I hope my work has a similar impact on the people who view it"
Barbara Shapiro