"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."
"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