"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."
"That’s simply the truth of the matter—that the brutal effect of racism on blacks, on people of color, but on African-Americans particularly, has been astounding. It’s horrific what has happened to us here, and I know that it still matters and will always matter to me."
-Carrie Mae Weems