"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."
"Vortex in the Play of Theatre with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder" (2000)
"The wood-grain linoleum attaches to two doorways...so that’s kind of like a runway that you can walk through, and then this theatre light points at the wall. There’s some very faint expressionistic roller-painting of pink on the wall that the theatre light points at. So it’s this self-conscious highlighting of that sort of 'expression.' I put it in quotation marks- but people are expressive. Art’s expressive. But it’s not that fact that’s so important. It’s rather what we make of all that expression. And there’s a kind of stillness in the work. It’s like the light is pointing at something that’s still. Everything in there is still, but you can move through."
- Jessica Stockholder