On Crucifixion and Death
I have always been very moved by pictures about slaughterhouses and meat, and to me they belong very much to the whole thing of the Crucifixion.
It is a magnificent armature on which you can hang all types of feeling and sensation.
You’re working then about your own feelings and sensations. You might say it’s almost nearer to a self-portrait. You are working on all sorts of very private feelings about behaviour and about the way life is.
Death can be life-enhancing.
I have the feeling of mortality all the time […] I’m always surprised when I wake up in the morning.
Life and death go hand in hand […] Death is like the shadow of life, the idea of death pursues you.
The more strongly you feel about life, the strongly you must be aware of death.