"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."
"I think I try to make work that's about the ideas in the sculpture without making pictures of the sculpture. It's been a little tricky because I'm suddenly going into two dimensions after working and thinking in three."
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