"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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