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And certainly the history of public sculpture has been disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue and the only way it even has a chance to continue is if the work gets out into the public.
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Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it.
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But basically I try to investigate the site in terms of its potential for interfacing some material so that if I close my eyes I can walk the land.
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But I don't think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself.
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But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
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But the fact of the matter is that I'm more interested in the poetics, the vastness of the seas say, than I am of the desert.
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But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be.
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But you have to take all of those things, you have to take into consideration the paths, the roadways, how much cloud cover there is, how much foliage cover there is, whether there are streams, all of that comes into play.
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Cor-Ten is an oxidizing steel and it turns orange and then after about eight years, it turns dark brown, amber, and then holds its color.
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I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.
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I think different people have different problems and different relations to the exhibition of their work.
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I think this, I think basically I'm not interested in people following my work or making work like my work.
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I think working in steel mills gave me a whole notion of how to use steel in a way that it hadn't been used before.
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I think you always have to find where the boundary is in relation to the context in order to be able to kind of articulate how you want the space to interact with the viewer.
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I thought Out of Action was better as a catalogue than the honeycomb because the honeycomb was like walking into one compartment and then another compartment.
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I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here.
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I'm interested in the largeness of the ocean, I'm interested in the Aurora Borealic feeling of the ocean. I'm interested in the sensibility of the ocean, and I'm interested in ships.
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I've never lived away from the sea, so it's really part of what I look to and it's part of what nourishes me; without sounding cornball about it, it's something I've always been around.
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If you get it out into the urban field it's going to be used or misused but it'll also probably provide a way of people acknowledging what the aesthetic is about because people have to confront it every day.
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Look, I'm not precious about my work.
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My work is really very hard to hurt.
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Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what's a taboo and what's not in terms of content, you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease.
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On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to, I go to the sea. I've lived on the sea all my life. I live on the sea in Cape Breton.
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So if you've built enough pieces you learn eventually what will give yourself release, what will give the viewer release.
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The last piece I built in Northern California took me like three years to just come to the conclusion about just what to do.
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The thing about coming back to the Bay Area, it's like coming home for me.
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The thing about rigging is, you can learn it if you become a master rigger but there's no book on rigging.
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They've also, the government's decided now, what sexual content is.
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Work out of your work. Don't work out of anybody else's work.
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