"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"People ask me all the time if I’m a basketball player. And I say that I’m a painter. Then they ask me if I have a card, thinking I’m a house painter. The worst thing that can happen to anybody, not just to a black person or a woman, is that you become so frustrated with stereotypes being projected onto you that you give up."
- Mark Bradford