"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 working in steel mills gave me a whole notion of how to use steel in a way that it hadn't been used before...I could use it in a way that it hadn't been used in sculpture up to that point. So I had a certain freedom to move right in to it, and use it in ways that the Industrial Revolution had used it."
- Richard Serra