"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 hope that my paintings can be emotional moments for people. In the paintings where there’s tenderness I work for it. I’m not afraid of it. And I care very much about what I care about- and when I choose to. And there’s not that many tender moments that can bring up that response in me."
- Susan Rothenberg