"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."
"It’s almost like I’m creating flypaper to get you over to look at the kinds of brushstrokes or the impasto layer- and it’s always interesting-looking enough to draw the viewer into it. Then once they’re there, they are confronted with material that they have to think about or just walk away from very fast."
- Ida Applebroog