"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."
"Perhaps the more ‘operatic’ video pieces were a reaction to my knit sculpture, which kept me isolated for so long in the studio that the videos were a way for me to be social and flamboyant and to change my mind all the time. Because when I did the knit pieces, once I committed myself to a piece I was locked into an idea and the only thing that could really move was my mind. The early video pieces were a way for me to express what was going on in my mind."
- Oliver Herring