"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."
"With some of my work, you can sense that it has a pretty dark tone. As much as I’m engaged in a discourse that is ecological, I’m not one of those artists who is spending a lot of time imagining a better ecological future. I’m more the kind of artist who is holding up a mirror to the present and to the kinds of problems that we have right now. As much as I would like to have amore utopian sensibility, my sensibility tends to the dystopian, to the dark side."
- Mark Dion