"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 that the decorative aspect of the work comes systemically, organically, naturally, to me because it was really allowed to bloom and blossom and wasn’t curtailed or curbed when I was a child. You don’t understand the implications of those situations when you’re a child. Only in retrospect do you acknowledge perhaps how pivotal or how powerful they were as signifiers."
- Lari Pittman