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It's Getting Clearer
Post #1674 • April 7, 2014, 8:03 AM
Karen Wilkin remembers Anthony Caro.
Especially after everyone's favorite toy, the miniature fork lift, became part of the studio equipment, large pieces of steel would be dangled in midair against an evolving work, to test where they might take their places.No. I don't like that at all. Take it away,; Tony would say. He always reacted quickly, trusting his unmediated intuition about what he was doing. The most encouraging thing you'd hear wasIt's getting clearer.But reaching that state of perfect clarity—a process Tony calledtaking away everything that isn't necessary to the sculpture—could take a very long time. Hence the sculptures with dates stretching over years.
When I'm in the studio, I always feel fine.
Hat tip to Carol Sutton.