"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’m not necessarily into grand gestures—and maybe this might come off as a little too grand. It’s taken from high above and it’s a huge landscape (and that’s also the problem with the American landscape—that it’s too grand in scale). Maybe it’s over the top and too sensational, and maybe you lose all the mid-tones. It’s not subtle anymore."