In the midst of preparing for his retrospective at MoMA, Martin Puryear took time out to talk about his life and work with the Rails Consulting Editor, David Levi Strauss. They are neighbors in the Hudson River Valley, and the conversation took place at Strausss home near High Falls, not far from Puryears house and studio.
Whats new and exciting in the big piece is that its no longer dictated by the effect of gravity on form, but rather the effect of gravity on the organization of the form, which springs off in different directions away from any fixed axis. In other words, it really breaks away from the figure as much as from the ground.
- Joel Shapiro