"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."
"The thing is that things sort of wander. In the early 90s I said, ‘I don’t want to make humans any more.’ The world was in such a terrible state...it was only important to make things about animals and nature. But then I started thinking about how our identity was constructed around nature and animals, and how many metaphors we use in thinking about ourselves in relationship to animals."
- Kiki Smith