"Much of the strength in Marisol's body of work resides in her decisions of what to leave out. So many of her works begin and end with the blockiness of the blocks from which she wrests meaning. A plank with its knotholes can be an essential element of her depictions. Very often she leaves out any elaboration of her materials. The sheer presentation is enough. Paradoxically, simplicity derives from an extreme profusion of things...in her studio [there is] a remarkable clutter of maquettes, found objects, furniture and plaster casts—a kind of cornucopia of dreams."
Dore Ashton, "Musings about Marisol" in Exh. Cat., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 2014, p. 166