"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 cues for the basic color palette and figuration in ‘Attendant’ come from a very small Mexican retablo, a devotional painting on tin, dating from the mid- to late nineteenth century. It depicts a flagellated Christ...I reconfigured the central image but I had to refer to the retablo because I’ve rarely done figurative work. Before I could just look at nature and invent; here I needed an actual cue for figuration."
- Lari Pittman