"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 think there are some artists for whom it doesn’t matter where they are. Their work is so embedded inside their heads that it’s not informed by all of this other stuff. I’m a very private, internal artist. When I work, even with assistants in the studio, I have my headphones on and I try to get lost."