"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."
"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