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“Francis Bacon’s paintings are like experiencing a car crash in slow motion. Your eyes are wide open as you slam into the windshield glass and although your head makes first contact, full impact occurs when your liver, spleen and other organs rush in to crush your ribcage and inevitably puncture your heart. In my response to Francis Bacon, I wanted to push my explorations toward finding a transgressive kind of beauty. I wished to paint a muscular poem; a wet poem with saliva, sweat, tears and body fluids… a poem that pushed one’s body through a glass of forbidden desire.” – Stacy Makishi