"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."
"It’s a simple proposition: I just want to play basketball, and I just happen to have this on. But politically, culturally, I’m being very iconoclastic. You just don’t put a hoop dress on a black male body and go play basketball. It became increasingly difficult: the dress was an obstacle. I would fall and get up, stumble and get up. Sometimes I would make the shots; sometimes I wouldn’t. But I would always get up. And for me, it was really about roadblocks on every level- cultural, gender, racial."
- Mark Bradford