"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"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