"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."
"If you don’t know what you’re doing out here in the Southwest- in this kind of isolation- if you don’t understand that you’re supposed to have work and a purpose to every day, you’re going to float off into the stratosphere, or move very quickly back to an urban center. You have to commit to your work. And you have to find things that interest you, and interesting ways of rendering them- and fight yourself at every turn so that you’re not repetitive or taking an easy solution."
- Susan Rothenberg