"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."
"There’s something bizarre about people doing active things if they don’t have heads—a kind of gallows humor, a joke about the French Revolution when the aristocracy had their heads guillotined. It’s also a device that manages to make the pieces post-racial."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE