"Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that's why I made works of art."
Cuban born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres was one of the most important installation artists of our time, his simple and effective installs included giant piles of candy that you could pick from or sheets of paper that were free to take home with you. In this quote he reflects on what was the important realisation he had as an artist. You can read Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ autobiography he wrote before he died of AIDS over here at the Queer Cultural Centre, which is very touching and gives a full portrait of the artist’s life.