"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 learned how to draw on that floor. [My grandmother] would throw paper and some crayons over there. She would watch the 700 Club and sew on her quilts, or gossip on the phone while I was down there, on that floor. So I was very close to it, and internalized it."
—Trenton Doyle Hancock