"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 don't want the kind of 'wow' effect. Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it...When something's overly claustrophobic, or when something's overly threatening, when something allows you to walk into a passage and then feel a release- those things you learn only through the doing and only through the buildings of forms."
- Richard Serra