"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."
"Nostalgia’s been used so much in film and fashion and art, and I’m just always thinking there must be another place to go besides mining my own past, the look and feeling of my past, or everyone’s past. I had a funny consciousness of the ‘Kodak moment’ when I was a kid. I could see that when everybody was dressed up and ready to go out, or when the house was particularly clean, I had a way of framing things and separating myself from the situation- seeing it as something separate from me."
- Laurie Simmons