"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."
"With some of my work, you can sense that it has a pretty dark tone. As much as I’m engaged in a discourse that is ecological, I’m not one of those artists who is spending a lot of time imagining a better ecological future. I’m more the kind of artist who is holding up a mirror to the present and to the kinds of problems that we have right now. As much as I would like to have amore utopian sensibility, my sensibility tends to the dystopian, to the dark side."
- Mark Dion