"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."
"Czepek is something that belongs to an Old World bonnet, and damski means ‘belonging to a woman’. I never wanted to be literal. And I never wanted the explanation to be so simple and so clear with such a hard dot at the end of it. But I like the porch-like cover over the cavernous section a lot, and I didn’t know how else to refer to it. The working title was ‘The Bonnet’...I wanted a transparent look of walls that the light went through. I wanted a very agitated surface. And the hood that is over the bonnet- almost like a little porch- is very erratic and very celebratory, and it needed that translucency of the light."
- Ursula von Rydingsvard