"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 the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in early 2011, two of David Altmejd's assistants describe the experience of working for the sculptor in his Queens, New York studio. Shown preparing new works for Altmejd's 2011 show at Andrea Rosen Gallery, the assistants provide unique insight into Altmejd's creative process. Time-lapse photography captures the team at work on the large-scale sculptures "The Vessel" (2011) and "The Swarm" (2011).
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Jarred Altmerman, Nicholas Lindner & Zach Spira-Bauer. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: David Altmejd. Theme Music: Peter Foley.