"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 found what interested me most about the Los Angeles basin was the natural part of it. And when you think about Los Angeles, that isn’t the thing that normally pops to your mind. But it’s an amazingly verdant if somewhat ominous landscape. There’s nothing like the mixture of the smell of eucalyptus and orange groves to pull you in two directions really."
- Robert Adams