"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 was also thinking about the oil in Nigeria and the disasters there as a result of the greedy Western companies that have destroyed flora and fauna and left rivers full of oil gunk. It’s just too horrible, what the less fortunate people have to live with: the consequences of Western greed."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE