"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"Once I started learning Adobe Illustrator to combine shapes it freed me to think in larger quantities. I don’t know if it got me to think about things I couldn’t have done otherwise. It was just that if I used the computer I could do more of them, more quickly. I spent about five months making all the little parts that I designed for The Shapes Project by hand, the way you do with a drawing program—filling in, getting them to the right size, testing, and making sure it worked."