"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."
"It’s an image that’s got a lot of associations with it which I put in this very cold, scientific kind of dressing that I like to put my work in...you know, just the facts. I was seeing whether I could put an image that’s so charged emotionally into this kind of context...into another element, because most of my images are pretty emotional for some people. And it’s one of the elements that I kind of neutralize."
- Vija Celmins