In the book ‘Richard Deacon’ the artist quotes “The notion that how you do something had relevance to the thing that you do was a very early part of my work”. The process of making and creating playing a huge part in his work. This is something I have been thinking about – how the act of forming shapes out of materials and manipulating them changes the way I see a piece of art. It could be just a finished product of a process, rather than a carefully planned out sculpture.
“The problematic is to try and make sculpture that is parasitic upon the perception of the host rather than sculpture that is in and of the world.” This quote is powerful in explaining the way in which he works, his sculptures having great mass and seeming completely independent in their environment, as if out of place, yet demand attention.