"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."
"A part of my work that interests me most and that I’ve come to understand more in recent years is that it’s very important for me to really use this body as a barometer of a certain kind of knowledge— to take the personal risk of exposing my own body in a certain kind of way."
-Carrie Mae Weems