"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."
"Before my father died, I decided to take him to a sound studio because he loved to sing and I wanted to record him singing. And I wanted to do an oral history. He starts talking about his life in Mississippi, and the farm that the family worked on. It’s a very beautiful narrative, but it’s a serious story—this complicated relationship of work, labor, war and aggression, and the market."
-Carrie Mae Weems