"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."
"A lot of my figuring-out-what-to-make time is spent doing some basic counting and measuring and
trying to figure out how big different elements of a piece should be. I could spend days obsessively thinking about three inches, two inches, six inches. It’s very much a mental exercise."