"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 gave up painting. In my quest for clarity, I decided that I was going to do everything with just a pencil. You call them drawings; I don’t even call them drawings...I don’t even call them things. They are like areas that are made- concentrated on- thoroughly considered."
- Vija Celmins