"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."
"I’ve looked a great deal at Chinese calligraphy paintings. I haven’t studied them in the way art historians have but, in terms of that kind of mark-making, I think each mark has meaning because of the way that it was made. And that meaning is conveyed by the lean on the mark."