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The most precise work is generally done by hand, with hand tools. Some people rely on machines for their precision, and my way of working is backwards. I rely on the machines for doing the gross stock removal and then, when it comes to the final refinements and fitting of joints and things, making things work together, I rely more on sharp-edged tools that I push by hand.
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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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Martin Puryear Quotes: At a certain point i just put the
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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Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.

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Martin Puryear Quotes: I realized it wasnt necessary to work in
I realized it wasn't necessary to work in the traditional methods of carving and casting.

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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 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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Martin Puryear Quotes: The work is flowing from an inner
The work is flowing from an inner knowing of how things really are.

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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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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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I'm interested in vernacular cultures, where people lived a little closer to the source of materials and the making of objects for use. And for me, not to rely strictly on the history of art has always been an interesting process, to be looking into areas that we call craft and trades.

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There remains this belief that the work itself can have an identity that can speak, whether it's through beauty, or through ugliness, or whatever quality you put into the work. The work doesn't have to be a transparent vehicle for you to say things about life today.

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