"It is certainly true that Frances is ‘not simply a visual artist who writes’. Stark’s relationship with language and the visual arts is far murkier than that. In her work -both written and visual, although it is often not so easy to distinguish between the two -language takes the form of an infinitely malleable material. Stark shapes language into her miscellaneous texts: ‘artworks’, ‘essays’, ‘articles’, ‘interviews’, ‘poems’, ‘reviews’ etc. Stark’s writings, whilst highly readable, do not follow or adhere to any traditional literary standards. Stark affords language the license to take unexpected and often unprecedented turns. Aligning something that resembles poetry, with something that might pass for journalism, with what often appear to be diary entries, Stark has created a literary form uniquely her own."
- Matthew Higgs
(from ‘Frances Stark Collected Writing: 1993-2003’)