"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."
"The words ‘bye and bye’ are cut out of the piece because I just wanted another layer of information. It’s always interesting for me to extend painting a little bit further from myself than it has to be, to make it just a little harder than it has to be. All of the letters cut out of this piece are glued back in different places, so you have this recession of space and this built-up space. Then, when you come up to the painting you experience it on several different levels."
- Trenton Doyle Hancock