"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."
"Portrait (Self) #1 as control + 11 Alterations by Retouching and Airbrushing" (1974)
"I’m not looking for the normal stuff. Or I notice things that people don’t normally notice. Actually, I’ve said to my students, "Don’t look at things. Look between two things and see what you notice." That’s not a normal way to look."