Posts Tagged “Martin Puryear”

Five Questions

09.09.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[New series. The same five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.  Let's see what happens with these over time. Enjoy!]

Name/ Place of residence/ Occupation/ Hobby?

My name is John, I live in San Francisco, California. I am a full-time film student and I’m a full-time cyclist too.

Do you collect anything?

I collect Vonnegut boo... More

“ad astra”

01.13.2009  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Martin Puryear, Brunhilde, 1998-2000; Cedar and rattan. Collection the artist; © 2007 Martin Puryear; Photo Richard P. Goodbody

One of the things I love about art is the relief I feel, when looking, from having to always think in language. This leaves me a bit at odds with the demands of a day job — in an art museum no less — that requires at least some amount of thinking through writing. I often take walks into the galleries to catch my breath, & to rest by walking, looking, and seeing. Of late the best rest has come in the fi... More