"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 interested in abstract expressionism. Through my life, that’s been kind of taboo. Abstract expressionism has been debunked and sneered at- the idea that expressing oneself is interesting to anybody else has been laughed at. And I understand the reasons for that but I think, nevertheless, that each one of us has personal reasons for making things and that the work wouldn’t be interesting or powerful if we didn’t. Each one of us is a subject, a person."
- Jessica Stockholder