"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 interesting thing about the group of dummies that I had made by a ventriloquist in the early ‘90s is that they’re all identical. I think in total, I made eight and they’re absolutely identical except for different suits of clothing."
- Laurie Simmons