If one asks me to say something about myself, my life, my thoughts, my work, well, especially about my work, it is essentially hard for me to talk about it.
Since I believe that I make thoughts visible, I feel like being in the place of a letter writer, who feels uncomfortable when one is looking over his shoulder. With this feeling in mind, I am searching for explanations why I worked this way yesterday, yet that way today, and why tomorrow, a different path might open up to my artistic capability.
A plethora of topics move me; too many in that one human life would be sufficient to be able to give all of them a shape or form.
From: Ruth Baumgarte on her Work, in: Ruth Baumgarte, Retrospective from 1924 until 1989,
Paintings and Drawings, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, 1989, p. 5