I feel my work grows from the web of my entire experience. The traditions of art concern me, the formal aspects of the visual world; man as an individual and social being, the dynamics of historical flow, the anatomy of the body and of the mind. They concern me in their tensional interplay with the problems of sculpture. For me, reality is a moving tensional order of things, and art is the spiritual plastic embodiment of this reality. It is this that the artist must seek to personalize through plastic means if he wishes to express the dramatic or lyric excitement of the world.
Source: College Art Journal 9.1 (Autumn 1949): 52-54
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