"Temporary" (2005)

"Temporary," 2005
Mixed media collage and string, 130 x 196 inches
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

"The worst part of what I do is the fabrication, the small details. I want to get working. I don’t really care about the small details, even though as time goes on I realize they matter. Usually I don’t care about edges and stuff. But at some point it becomes part of the conversation. Sometimes I use little Post-its, or those little dot-thingies, to try to see where I want a color, if I want to bring the color in. But sometimes I’m timid. I don’t like something, so I’ll cover it up. I bet it says a lot about me, hiding stuff- stuff peeking through."

- Mark Bradford