In a short interview at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Serra explains his view of the process.
My own experience has been almost the opposite: I always thought real life was my alternate existence. Reality was that tedious thing that had to be got through in order to spend a few hours or minutes living my true life.
Maybe growing up in a bitterly dysfunctional environment helped to shape that experience, though. I used my creative ability to escape. I still do.
Reality isn’t good enough for me.
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