“I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom…”       Mark Rothko

“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you.  They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.   And the speaking will get easier and easier.  And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had.  And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them.  And new ones will find you and cherish you.  And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”        Audre Lorde

              “I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance”       Sojourner Truth

“Nothing is ever the same as they said it was. It’s what I’ve never seen before that I recognize”      Diane Arbus

Mercedes Nuñez