"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."
"I was a sculptor and couldn’t get attention for my sculpture so I started making paintings. I didn’t really study painting in school, but I remember friends who were studying painting at Yale in the ’60s where the big thing was looking hard at a painting and trying to decide if it worked or not."