"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 was more than a little intimidating to work in the Mies van der Rohe building in Berlin because it is a perfect building. That’s what stymied me for a while. It didn’t need or want any art, and I didn’t want to spoil it in any way. One doesn’t want to make an imperfect mess in a masterpiece."
- Jenny Holzer