"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 3 (2005)
“A painting or a sculpture really exists somewhere between what it is and what it is not,” says Richard Tuttle. Tuttle uses humble materials such as paper, wire, and string to create art “that accounts for the invisible.” Tuttle sees his current work as “a conjoining of architecture and calligraphy.” In an exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York, Tuttle creates “villages” in which sculptures invite viewers into a contemplative relationship with the artist’s diminutive drawings. “The emotion of an art response does to me feel like motion,” he observes. “We use that word moved. ‘I am moved.’ And yet we know we’re standing right there and we have this experience of being stationary and moved at the same time.”