"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'm more interested in the poetics, the vastness of the seas say, than I am of the desert. And I'm more interested in the ocean as a way of thinking about space than I am about urbanness. I'm interested in the largeness of the ocean, I'm interested in the Aurora Borealic feeling of the ocean. I'm interested in the sensibility of the ocean, and I'm interested in ships. But I'm not interested in ships to make sculptures that look like ships. I mean, that's way too simplistic. On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to, I go to the sea."
- Richard Serra