"I have always been intrigued with the spirit that the figure conveys. Not necessarily in Christian terms, but in relation, for example, to the greek heroes with their dirty feet and curious morals - they were heroes just the same. It is this God-spirit that I think is the real God for us. It is this thing inside of us that I want to talk about in the figure, I can deal with it only through the work."
- Manuel Neri