"Burn Baby Burn" (2002)

"Burn Baby Burn," 2002
Mixed media on canvas, 72 x 84 inches
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

"Once I looked out of the hair salon and became interested in the environment around me- and the language of that environment- everything that I had been trying to talk about was already there, speaking and having dialogues. I wanted to engage that material more directly. The conversations I was interested in were about community, fluidity, about a merchant dynamic, and the details that point to a genus of change. The species I use sometimes are racial, sexual, cultural, stereotypical. But the genus I’m always interested in is change."

- Mark Bradford