"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 not trying to make these paintings to understand my time in the same way that I was five years ago. I’m not trying to make a painting that makes sense at the moment. That will happen through the work whether the piece feels like it was made for the moment or not."