"My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
"Just the pencil on paper makes this incredible darkness and a real unity between the paper and the pencil itself being very clear, yet being pushed to the point where it becomes quite rich. The starry night images came out of using the pencil...and making the image dark by going over and over and over until the surface is really filled."
- Vija Celmins