Alexis Rockman Interviewed in New York Times

April 19th, 2016

Alexis Rockman is interviewed in the New York Times this week, and breaks down his influences in the natural world, and his frequent attempts to incorporate its materiality into his works.  “Once, I was making this series of pieces about the history of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles,” he says.  “I asked the director of the museum there to send me a canister of tar. If I could make the tar fluid enough, I thought, I could use it draw the creatures of the Tar Pits.  Well, to do that, I had to find the right solvent. As I experimented, all I got was a congealed mess that ate the paper.”

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