"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 the reasons the exhibition, Constructing History: A Requiem to Mark the Moment (2008), came about was in actually dealing with the issue of appropriation. I didn’t want to have to appropriate anybody’s material; I just wanted to revisit this history."
-Carrie Mae Weems