With my pictures I give you my life,
my fears, my happiness, my cravings,
fortune and sorrow.
My life was a colorful, confusing, exciting -
and do not think about an unfortunate film,
which sometimes frightened me,
very often amused and never has made lonely.
[Ruth Baumgarte from a recording, March 1984]
Turn of the Fire, 1995-97 Triptych (middle panel), oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm