"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."
"That has become a very important part of my work life—looking at diptychs made with a photograph and an abstract image. Ideas are put together almost in a linguistic way. I imagine images and think a lot, and the process is very similar to how it is when I write."