"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."
"[The Quaker] George Fox talked about the light, both in a literal and a figurative sense, or allegorical sense. And a lot of it is the revelation, which is a light, as in a bright idea can light, but it always says this image of light, and so I was very interested in this literal look at it, actually greeting this light that you find in meditation, and following that. But, that's not its entire meaning, and I think that that's why I just express it that way. But it's certainly something that I've related to and like."
- James Turrell