"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 heard about WAR (Women Artists in Revolution), a group of women artists who realized that women’s voices were not being heard. I joined that group. I researched; I picketed against the Vietnam War. And I became interested in women artists and how the art world was set up- how mostly male artists got attention- and what it meant to be a woman artist. That shifted my art a lot, toward the political. I guess I decided at that point that I would put my art where my head was, thinking about women’s artist groups and the position of the woman artist- how strong or weak her voice was."
- Nancy Spero