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Martin Puryear “Martin Puryear is one of the first sculptors I learned about in art school, and his process has really inspired me, the way things are so soft and smooth without having to be called ‘organic.’ I’m not a fan of using that word — ‘my work references nature and organic forms’ — I mean yes, that’s true, but there are deeper undertones as to why: the body reference, the way shapes can undulate into themselves and into other shapes, the sensuality. I also love Puryear’s reductive way of making sculptures, where he’ll start with a large piece of wood, and sand away and chip away at it until he gets the piece he wants underneath.”