"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 want the formal strategy to be part of the meaning of the work. So, from using the textiles and the fabric and what that actually means. You know, they're not just textile. There's a sort of historical content there. It then becomes difficult to separate what something looks like and what it expresses."
—Yinka Shonibare MBE