/ quote from artist robert gober, found in the summer 2010 issue of aperture
22 July 2010
'whenever i give a talk about my work i am invariably asked who my influences are. not what my influences are, but who. as if the gutter, misunderstandings, memories, sex, dreams, and books matter less than forebears do. after all, in terms of influences, it is as much the guy who mugged me on tenth st, or my beloved dog who passed away much too early, as it was giotto or diane arbus.'