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Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.
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At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
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Categories are blurred these days.
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I felt it was part of the spirit of the whole program to do more than simply make an object.
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I realized it wasn't necessary to work in the traditional methods of carving and casting.
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I think of moving as a kind of saving grace.
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I was never interested in making cool, distilled, pure objects.
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If I became interested in archery, I made the bows and arrows. If I became interested in music, I made the guitar.
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It is all curve except where it meets the floor at an abrupt angle. It's meant to be a visual notion of the self, rather than any particular self-the self as a secret, hidden place.
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Minimalism became a strong clue for me about how powerful primary forms could be.
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The box sits just under eye level so the average viewer can feel superior to it, while the pole towers above and dwarfs him.
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The design is a public amenity, designed by a sculptor, which tries to invest a public facility with a bit more poetry than it otherwise might have.
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The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility.
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The site I landed on feels much more isolated than it really is; it's almost magical. Within its limited radius, there was a whole range of the local ecology.
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The work is flowing from an inner knowing of how things really are.
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When I went to Africa I think that was when I really found a way to deal with what I had recently discovered; in two-dimensional terms, at least.
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