Coste's "Guernica" series, like all her work, balances severity and airiness. She fuses the intuitive mark-making of expressionism with the mechanized paint application of Pop. Coste raises existential questions through the social and political content of Picasso's regarded masterpiece-articulating them by cropping details and obsessively revisiting certain marks.
Coste says, "I don't want to believe the art and the artist cannot be critical and straightforward. I hope my integrity is my power, I don't succumb to cynicism and disillusion, I re-assemble Guernica together, tableaux by tableaux. Working freehand and having faith in the first gesture, I scream with the screamers: merde a la guerre."