"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."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 (2012)
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In his studio in New York City, French Canadian artist David Altmejd constructs "The Vessel" (2011) and "The Swarm" (2011), massive Plexiglass and plaster sculptures that Altmejd describes as "laboratories" within which he can experiment with different materials and ideas, contrasting images of menace with sensual tenderness.