"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."
"Even though light is important, it doesn’t have to be special light. But the painting needs a certain reverent atmosphere to be complete. It has to be in a situation so it can reveal itself- since it is what it is on its own. It’s not representing anything else- what you’re seeing is really what it is- so it has to be in a certain visual situation because anything else will dilute or disturb it. The paintings do not signify anything other than how they work in the environment."
- Robert Ryman