"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."
"I’m not interested in the virtual; I’m interested in the actual. I like to be in places and work with things to create a situation that is experiential. I don’t want people to see my work only through representations, through images. I want them to be able to move through the spaces. It’s important that things have a texture, a smell, a feeling . . . something that you can never capture from a photograph."
- Mark Dion