"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."
"When I’m totally absorbed in the painting, I’m not aware of thinking anything. I’m just in the painting except like, ‘Okay, here I am, I’m painting this blue. I like the way it’s feeling. Everything’s okay.’ But then I have to step back. I have to change my brush or make another color. It’s a continuous process and it’s my art. I’m so into it. It just feels so normal to me and so exhilarating at the same time."
- Elizabeth Murray