"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 drawing process is extremely important for the paintings. The paintings
are very controlled; the drawings are when I actually come up with the material
for the paintings. So there are no paintings without the drawings, but they’re very different from each other. Sometimes it looks like two different people have done them."
- Laylah Ali