"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."
"Life magazine is in there, and old TV commercials, and fashion photography. It ends up being such a mix of influences that come to bear. But I would never say that there’s a connection between my work and the history of still life, even though what I do in my studio is to set up one still life after another."
- Laurie Simmons