"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."
"There’s some kind of funny logic that I’ve always had in my titles that can’t be the thing, but in time if you sort of took a way around it you could find what that could have referred to or why that was there. So there is a logic but it’s maybe not as direct . . . I am terrified of words and language, they just get too specific. And also if I said what I really thought, things would be so literal and I hate literal. Also, things embarrass me. So if it gets too one thing, I will try to overlay it with another so it doesn’t get too literal, too poetic, too tough, too anything. Too red? Cancel it with a little bit of green or get a vibration. There is this matrix that usually is going on."
- Judy Pfaff