"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."
"That’s simply the truth of the matter—that the brutal effect of racism on blacks, on people of color, but on African-Americans particularly, has been astounding. It’s horrific what has happened to us here, and I know that it still matters and will always matter to me."
-Carrie Mae Weems