"We touch things to assure ourselves of reality. We touch the objects of our love. We touch the things we form."
"The most beautiful order of the world is still a random gathering of things insignificant in themselves."
Heraclitus, as quoted in Utopia Drive, by Erik Reece
Worth a listen for this quote alone:
"Let's imagine that the work that I've been doing was simply an effort to demonstrate that beautiful things live everywhere. That I'm actually interested in beauty, and beauty in places that we don't imagine it ..."
An installation centered on a cotton gin motor and the artists response to seeing cotton growing. "Why am I so mad at this plant? This plant is not doing anything except growing and being beautiful."