“I think I always wondered if I did exist, ’cause everything that made me kind of rich died away, dropped away early in my life.  The work became how I knew I was a whole human being.”

“She hit upon one of her signature methods while living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the 1960s. She began capturing direct impressions of the world around her by casting unlikely forms in plaster, like a cat that had been stoned to death by children and, most famously, manhole covers”

“I was casting facts, because I couldn’t believe in arty metaphors.”

Gillian Jagger, sculptor, 1930-2019, source