"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."
"Before my father died, I decided to take him to a sound studio because he loved to sing and I wanted to record him singing. And I wanted to do an oral history. He starts talking about his life in Mississippi, and the farm that the family worked on. It’s a very beautiful narrative, but it’s a serious story—this complicated relationship of work, labor, war and aggression, and the market."
-Carrie Mae Weems