"I don’t think I’d be making work [if I were a mother]," she said.
"I would have been either 100 per cent mother or 100 per cent artist. I’m not flaky and I don’t compromise. Having children and being a mother… It would be a compromise to be an artist at the same time."
"There are good artists that have children. They are called men"
...on why she doesn't have children:
"I never wanted to ... I never had the biological clock running like other women. I always wanted to be an artist and I knew that I could not divide this energy into anything else. Looking back, I think it was the right decision."
Back to Cultural Reproducers - Andrew Yang - quoting John Berger's essay Ape Theatre (1990)
"Birth begins the process of learning to be separate. The separation is hard to believe or accept. Yet, as we accept it, our imagination grows - imagination which is the capacity to reconnect, to bring together, that which is separate." Then raising a child may deepen your imaginative expanse and influence your work as an artist in unknown & unknowable ways.