Richard Serra Famous Quotes & Sayings

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35 Richard Serra Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Richard Serra Sayings: When I moved into making sculpture, I could handle steel the way it had been When I moved into making sculpture, I could handle steel the way it had been handled in the technological revolution. I could use it the way bridge builders used it; I could use it the way they used it in industry and building and not the way it had been used in art.
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Richard Serra Sayings: The thing about rigging is, you can learn it if you become a master rigger 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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Richard Serra Sayings: Art for the most part, is about concentration, solitude and determination. It's really not about Art for the most part, is about concentration, solitude and determination. It's really not about other people's needs and assumptions. I'm not interested in the notion that art serves something. Art is useless, not useful.
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Richard Serra Sayings: Most of what you see in architecture are watered-down ideas of sculptors who have come Most of what you see in architecture are watered-down ideas of sculptors who have come before.
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Richard Serra Sayings: But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of 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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Richard Serra Sayings: Work out of your work. Don't work out of anybody else's work. Work out of your work. Don't work out of anybody else's work.
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Richard Serra Sayings: And certainly the history of public sculpture has been disastrous but that doesn't mean it 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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Richard Serra Sayings: They've also, the government's decided now, what sexual content is. They've also, the government's decided now, what sexual content is.
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Richard Serra Sayings: If you get it out into the urban field it's going to be used or 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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Richard Serra Sayings: I think you always have to find where the boundary is in relation to the 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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Richard Serra Sayings: I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers. I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.
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Richard Serra Sayings: The viewer becomes aware of himself and of his movement through the plaza. As he The viewer becomes aware of himself and of his movement through the plaza. As he moves, the sculpture changes. Contraction and expansion of the sculpture result from the viewer's movement. Step by step the perception not only of the sculpture but of the entire environment changes.
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Richard Serra Sayings: I was in analysis and I told my analyst I wanted to be the best I was in analysis and I told my analyst I wanted to be the best sculptor in the world and he said, 'Richard, calm down.'
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Richard Serra Sayings: But I don't think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself. But I don't think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself.
Richard Serra Sayings: Promenade was totally driven by the context. The internal relationships of measurement and placement related Promenade was totally driven by the context. The internal relationships of measurement and placement related to the central axis of the site. The placement of the rectangular plates followed a strict logic in that the plates tilted away and towards the center line in an asymmetrical counterpoint. However, the perception of the sculpture contradicts the logic of its relation to the site. As you walk inbetween the plates you see fragments, you see the work in part, you cannot grasp the whole.
Richard Serra Sayings: I think this, I think basically I'm not interested in people following my work or I think this, I think basically I'm not interested in people following my work or making work like my work.
Richard Serra Sayings: What interests me is the opportunity for all of us to become something different from What interests me is the opportunity for all of us to become something different from what we are, by constructing spaces that contribute something to the experience of who we are.
Richard Serra Sayings: I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here. I used to eat lunch with Billy Wilder when I first came out here.
Richard Serra Sayings: Time and movement became really crucial to how I deal with what I deal with, Time and movement became really crucial to how I deal with what I deal with, not only sight and boundary but how one walks through a piece and what one feels and registers in terms of one's own body in relation to another body.
Richard Serra Sayings: I think different people have different problems and different relations to the exhibition of their I think different people have different problems and different relations to the exhibition of their work.
Richard Serra Sayings: But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site But I'll try to immerse myself in as many of the formal characteristics of site as possible in the landscape.
Richard Serra Sayings: To see is to think, and to think is to see. To see is to think, and to think is to see.
Richard Serra Sayings: It could be that people want to consume sculpture the way they consume paintings - It could be that people want to consume sculpture the way they consume paintings - through photographs ... I'm interested in the experience of sculpture in the place where it resides.
Richard Serra Sayings: I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.
Richard Serra Sayings: Everything we choose in life for its lightness soon reveals its unbearable weight. Everything we choose in life for its lightness soon reveals its unbearable weight.
Richard Serra Sayings: If you reduce sculpture to the flat plane of the photograph, you're passing on only If you reduce sculpture to the flat plane of the photograph, you're passing on only a residue of your concerns ... You're not only reducing the sculpture to a different scale for the purposes of consumption, but you're denying the real content of the work.
Richard Serra Sayings: Most photographs take their cues from advertising, where the priority is high image content for Most photographs take their cues from advertising, where the priority is high image content for an easy Gestalt reading.
Richard Serra Sayings: On the other hand, if there's an underlying core of poetry that I go to, 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.
Richard Serra Sayings: Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what's a taboo and what's 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.
Richard Serra Sayings: Art is not democratic. It is not for the people. Art is not democratic. It is not for the people.
Richard Serra Sayings: Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation 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.
Richard Serra Sayings: Your eye is a muscle, you have to keep it in shape and the more Your eye is a muscle, you have to keep it in shape and the more you draw, the more you see.
Richard Serra Sayings: But you have to take all of those things, you have to take into consideration 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.
Richard Serra Sayings: I thought Out of Action was better as a catalogue than the honeycomb because the 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.
Richard Serra Sayings: The thing about coming back to the Bay Area, it's like coming home for me. The thing about coming back to the Bay Area, it's like coming home for me.