"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."
"Robert Motherwell paints a series of black shapes on a canvas. And those stay resolutely as black shapes. But allow them to move an inch and we’ll suddenly start constructing all sorts of images. I suppose one of the arguments is that people say that’s a mis-looking at abstract painting."