"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 like the wall. The wall being part of the work matters to me a great deal- not taking for granted how these things are in space and in the world. A painting is a conventional form, a rectangular thing that hangs on the wall. It’s a convention that you can then forget about, and then just look at what’s inside the painting. And a sculptural pedestal- that’s another form where you put the thing on the pedestal and then sort of forget how it’s in the world. You just look at this thing on the pedestal."
- Jessica Stockholder