"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 don't think the goal of art is just this travel of the mind, the travel of the passion to discover more. I always describe art as a catalytic structure that actually creates the possibility for languages to be formed, or the place where language is to be formed. And I keep saying that because I want to be clear that art can have an effect, a movement."
- Mel Chin