"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."
"Helen Vendler, an expert on Shakespeare’s sonnets, writes about what Shakespeare reveals and what he conceals. I think that art, all art, does that. That’s what the artist’s role is. You don’t always know what you’re revealing, and you don’t always know what you are concealing, until you get it out there, and then you make your decisions. And there, that’s a decision- when I laugh at something. I know I want it to be there. It becomes intent."
- Elizabeth Murray