signed by artist, lower center of title page in graphite: Carrie M. Weems 9/10
Carrie Mae Weems, New York; NGA purchase (through Jack Shainman Gallery, New York), 2017.
- “She insisted that what he called domineering was a jacket being forced on her because he couldn’t stand the thought of the inevitable shift in the balance of power.”
- “Seeking clarity and purpose, she spoke about the problems with her momma who said, 'There’s a difference between men and women.'”
- “He felt her demands for more than he could presently give would cause her to lose a good thing.”
- “She’d been pickin em up and layin em down, moving to the next town for a while, needing a rest, some moss under her feet, plus a solid man who enjoyed a good fight with a brave woman.”
- “She was working, making long money, becoming what he called ‘bourgie’, he wasn’t working and this was truly messing with his mind.”
- “Looking her up, down, sideways he said, 'So tell me baby, what do you know about this great big world of ours?'"