I like common materials, whatever is at hand, but especially stones. I like the idea that stones are what the world is made of.
…if the villain – who is of course a coward – takes refuge behind the ropes, claiming his right to do so by a brazen gesture, he is pitilessly cornered there, and the crowd roars its approval at seeing the rules broken for the sake of a deserved punishment.
Roland Barthes – In The Ring, from Mythologies
Everything, everything, no matter how commonplace or ugly, has secret meanings, everything.
Clarence John Laughlin