"Desire" (1981)

"Desire," 1981
Pine, red cedar, poplar, and Sitka spruce, 116 x 240 x 288 inches
Collection of Panza di Buono, Varese, Italy
Courtesy Courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

"A lot of my work comes from an interest in how things are made and how things are done. And the way materials are manipulated and used...and the whole history of that in mankind’s past...and the language that develops around the way materials are used that has a life of its own."

- Martin Puryear