"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"The stoneworker was a crucial part of this whole process. He was fascinated by the idea that he was doing something that would end up having an identity as an art object rather than a utilitarian structure, a house or building, and that it was actually going to exist as an independent object for contemplation and to assume the identity of an art piece. That, to him, was fascinating."
- Martin Puryear