"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."
"A lot of my work comes from an interest in how things are made and how things are done. And the way materials are manipulated and used...and the whole history of that in mankind’s past...and the language that develops around the way materials are used that has a life of its own."
- Martin Puryear