"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."
"You have to ask yourself, 'What is this about?' Is this about making pictures of ideas that you want to do, or is about really the idea of trying to make a drawing that has its own reality. And that's the challenge."
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