I always wanted an alternative existence. . . I wanted to do
something where I could study my own sentiments
and experiences. . . I [can] do that in relation to making things
and making art in particular.
. . . [Artmaking] fulfills in each of us something we lack. . . .
~ Richard Serra
How would you answer the simple question, Why make art? In this short video interview from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, sculptor Richard Serra considers the creative process and the artist's perception of the world and how each can influence the other:
The video was produced for SFMOMA's "Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective", October 15, 2011 - January 16, 2012. Check the multimedia section at the link for other videos in which the artist talks about his materials, artistic tradition, and other aspects of his work. A 56-minute talk between the artist and co-curator Gary Garrels is here.
My other posts about the artist can be found by using the Search This Blog box at the top right of the main page of Writing Without Paper.