"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 2002, Martin Puryear discusses his interest in printmaking and how the directness of the process contrasts with the accretive approach he takes with sculpture. Shown working at the Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, California, Puryear employs skills he originally learned while enrolled at the Swedish Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm. Examples of Puryear's sculptures, many of which explore the same ideas reflected in his prints, are shown at the McKee Gallery in New York.
View a slideshow of Martin Puryear's prints.
CREDITS | Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Bob Elfstrom, Mead Hunt & Ken Kobland. Sound: Doug Dunderdale & Jerry Stein. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Martin Puryear, McKee Gallery & Paulson Bott Press. Theme Music: Peter Foley.