"Torqued Ellipse VI" (1999)
"Torqued Ellipse VI," 1999
Installation at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilboa, Spain. Weatherproof steel, 13 feet 8 1/2 inches x 33 feet 5 1/2 inches x 19 feet 8 1/4 inches. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Jerry Leiber, 1985. Photo by Dirk Reinartz, Buxterhude
Courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York
"You don't want the kind of 'wow' effect. Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking, without being overly heavy-handed about it...When something's overly claustrophobic, or when something's overly threatening, when something allows you to walk into a passage and then feel a release- those things you learn only through the doing and only through the buildings of forms."
- Richard Serra