"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."
"Even though I have a certain engagement with science, there are a lot of tools that the artist has that the scientist doesn’t. So I can use these tools- humor, irony, metaphor- these are the bread and butter of artists. What artists can really add to a particular kind of struggle is that we have this expanded tool bag."
- Mark Dion