I once thought of myself as the potter who would save the ordinary cup, bottle, vase and plate from the oblivion of utility. But now I feel that I cannot save anything or convince anyone of anything. I just have to keep working and looking. Through photographing the ordinary, I am distilling my vision and material--working from an intuition of how to make our ordinary days extraordinary by paying attention.
"I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion. Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home."