“Everything I’ve done is a statement on the, as they say, human condition, and so on. The way other people marched to Washington, or set themselves on fire, or write protest letters, or go to assassinate someone, well I’ve had all the same feelings that these people have had about various things and my way out, because of my inability to do anything else for various reasons, has been to make the protest through my artwork hoping that it will reach the same ends. And it probably will have the same effect which means nothing at all.
But it clears my conscience. I feel that as long as I know all the things that have happened and are happening (which) I consider totally terrible, I feel that if I keep silent I am part of this terribleness and if I make a statement I’ve done my share. And that’s why I’m doing them.”  —Hannelore Baron, 1981