"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"I thought of using color for the project on the military and the sea mostly because I was drawn to the way color would describe a gray on the hull of a ship versus a gray that’s more organic- the gray of the ocean at certain times of the day or the gray of the sky on an overcast day. I don’t think black and white could distinguish between a cold or metallic gray and something that may have a bit more warmth and that’s more organic. That’s my only reason for switching to color, and that’s a good instinct. I tend not to like garish things, so I have probably developed my own palette- which is black and white, and color- perhaps. I’m learning and, over time, I think I’ll develop my own color palette."
- An-My Lê