"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."
"Yes- my work is not about beauty, and I know it does not hang over a couch very well, matching the burgundy colors on the pillows. It’s not work one hangs over a couch in that way. But I make the work, and I make it because for me it’s necessary."
- Ida Applebroog