"Pogue says that if he would have had the opportunity to choose the kind of art to make, it probably would have been painting. But, he says, "I had no choice, SCULPTURE chose me. I enjoy building things. Doing sculpture is like fighting bulls; it is a very arduous discipline which takes a lot of physical strength. Maybe this is what attracts me to the metal."
" All this takes place in a gallery, not on a stage, yet each show is a performance, each show requires the discovery of a new pose. Maybe the sculpture is like a violin, and the pose is the sonata. It can take hours, finding the pose and lighting it."
"Painting sculpture and architecture have always been complementary disciplines that influence each other and feed to grow and develop along common paths." added Babina "A sculpture is like a micro-architecture, a facade can become like a painted canvas and a building can be shaped as in the hands of a skilled sculptor."
Sculptors smiled back-a dustier smile, of course. "Our art requires much greater discipline and skill because of the serious limitations of the medium. Sculpture is like a sonnet, with the rhyme, the meter, and the lines fixed. You painters don't have many limitations-you can depict anything: clouds, rainy days, things floating through the air."
"As far as Mr. Gormley is concerned, the project is also a way to get viewers thinking about the environment around them. Back in his studio he explained further: "You could almost say the insertion of the sculpture is like the insertion of acupuncture needles within a collective body. And seeing how the body as a whole reacts to the presence of this irritation is very much the point." "
A piece of sculpture is like a magnet. Whenever somebody says, 'Can I touch it?' I say, "Absolutely, that's what it's all about."
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