"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."
"As a woodworker, I use tools all the time. And just paying attention to tools, the evolution of woodworking tools in itself...there’s a certain art history to that. You look at the forms that various utilitarian things have taken throughout history and there’s a whole sort of shifting sense of beauty with the way that the different cultures have shaped things that fit the hand and that are used to do a job, to move material that has some weight, or relate to the way the hand holds them."
- Martin Puryear