"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."
"The Thirteen Seasons (Heavy on the Winter) #10: The Decay of Year End" (1994)
"I decided to go back to my originating trauma- my student training- and I took all these drawings, which are perversions of Hoffmanesque compositional principles that I did in college, and I re-learned to paint that way. In trauma literature the part you can’t remember or the time of trauma is called 'missing time,' and then you recover it. So I re-learned to paint in this manner and did a series called the 'Thirteen Seasons' in this regressive manner."
- Mike Kelley