"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."
"But what does it mean to ‘destitute’ one human being from humankind? I believe my role as an artist is to take that human being that has been expelled from the human condition and try to bring him or her back into the sphere of the human. That’s why the works have to have a sacred element."