"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."
"As an atheist, I am attracted to religious art because it usually represents a hyperbolic moment like the suffering or martyrdom of a saint or...a dramatic moment in the life of Christ and a shocking image of a tortured physical body. So I look at a religious image through a secular lens."
- Lari Pittman