"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."
"One of my collaborators saw an ancient Chinese painting at a Guggenheim exhibition. It was a painting from the Han Dynasty, a simple brush painting with rivers and mountains and a little hut on the hilltop. I observed that RMB City was in many ways like that particular painting. I wondered why a digital city of today would share traits with the depiction of an ancient Chinese city, the hills, the mists and clouds, the people, the skyline above, and the earth below."