"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 DAY I PERSUADED TWO BROTHERS TO TURN THEIR BACKYARD INTO A MUD POOL," front page (2004)
"That’s what we try to do as artists. We try to push something to the point of breakage but stop just before. Sometimes we fail- we break the thing, we’ve gone too far. It’s important to learn where that breakage point is in order to set the parameters of what’s possible. Once you know your parameters, you know what to play with."
- Oliver Herring