"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 think, to have any level of interest, you have to have some sort of combat occurring within the work- some sort of conflict. You don’t want a blandness; you don’t want a sameness- although a sameness can also bring about conflict. It’s not as though there’s any kind of a rule as to how to get there. For me it’s all instinctive as to what sort of a mixture is needed. And I never verbalize this as I do the work. I’m just thinking about that in retrospect. Often, no matter what I say- especially about how to make art or how to think about art- I could almost say the opposite and the opposite would be equally true."
- Ursula von Rydingsvard