Sculptors at Work

Interviews About the Creative Process


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About the Book

In this book of original interviews, sculptors describe their creative process—what they do and how they do it. Some of the 22 sculptors are internationally known while others have regional reputations; interviewees include Bruce Beasley, Lynda Benglis, John Henry and Dennis Oppenheim. Each artist has compelling things to say: personal goals, where ideas come from and how they’re transformed into sculpture, material selection, color and scale determinations, works in progress, obstacles, and creative maturation.

About the Author(s)

Victor M. Cassidy is an art critic and journalist whose work has appeared in Art in America and Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. He lives in Chicago.

Bibliographic Details

Victor M. Cassidy
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 235
Bibliographic Info: 105 photos (15 in color), index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6349-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents



Monumental Sculptors

Jesús Moroles      7

John R. Henry      16

Bruce Beasley      24

Ilan Averbuch      33

Janet Echelman      41

Indoor Sculptors

Richard Rezac      51

Jacob Hashimoto      60

Willie Cole      68

Exploring Materials

Lynda Benglis      79

Chakaia Booker      87

Anne Wilson      95

Mia Westerlund Roosen      105

Terrence Karpowicz      113

Between pages 120 and 121 are 8 color plates containing 15 images

The Landscape

Mary Miss      123

Daniel McCormick      131


Jun Kaneko      143

Beverly Mayeri      152

Community and Place

Actual Size Artworks      163

Sam Spiczka      172

The Last Word

Jene Highstein      185

Kenneth Snelson      196

Dennis Oppenheim      205

INDEX      213

Book Reviews & Awards

“a valuable series of interviews with working sculptors…an impressive group of artists…The focus on artists working today, and on a broad range of the many types and styles of sculpture today, gives the book a compelling presence among the books on the field…a valuable addition to the dialogue on contemporary sculpture and is a substantial contribution to the understanding for the processes, conditions, and perspectives of contemporary sculptors”—International Sculpture Center Book Reviews; “wonderful…Cassidy’s book helps us…better and more efficiently move along our paths”—Art Letter.