"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."
"You’re confronted, when you are looking at a painting where you don’t have specific images or a figure or a landscape, with something that you are challenged to resolve and unify in some way, because there is a unity there. I keep harping on this; that’s what has to work. It has to resolve in secret, almost. There has to be some kind of unification of shapes and colors And it just may be in a very surprising way."
- Elizabeth Murray