"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."
"I am queer and I have represented my own community in the work but I don’t think that that necessarily defines my ideas. I don’t think it defines them whatsoever. I think what defines my work actually is more in relationship to American identity than being queer."