"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."
"Because I’m very fluid, I need to set up rules. I have a very organized work schedule. I work every day, a certain number of hours. I don’t have creative blocks: if it’s going bad, it’s just a bad day and I wind my way through. I push myself to stay on task and work. I do really large-scale paintings. The one I’m working on now is nine by thirty feet. And somewhere in that landscape you get lost, completely lost, inside the body of a painting. You don’t know where you’re going, and it’s not speaking to you, but you just keep moving through it and you find your way. You find a space that looks familiar, and you make your home there for a little bit. And you don’t get too comfortable because you’ve got to charge off again."
- Mark Bradford