"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."
"One thing that really interests me comes especially out of Japanese painting, even kimonos and screens, where you have a number of different kinds of space in the same painting. You have a kind of deep space and then you have something right up on the surface. Two Lane Blacktop (2008) has that."