"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
"Some people have asked me whether I have any desire to do something original. I often explain that a lot of my work, all of my work, is derived from some previous source at some level and that what I’m doing is re-imagining something or shifting or transforming it slightly but always very much in connection to its source. I’m of the generation that doesn’t really believe in originality. It’s never occurred to me- this idea of, quote-unquote, originality being important."
- Josiah McElheny