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#1. A strong work of art really leaves people speechless. They feel a little angry because they don't understand it. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#2. Earth is the material with the most potential because it is the original source material. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#3. I was taken out of school by my dad when I was 11 and lived in Mexico City, then later in Paris. I went with him to excavate in Bolivia and Peru. I never finished high school. I was a straight F student anyway. My father admitted to me later that he'd thought I would come to no good. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#4. The size thing is not some gimmick or attention-getting trick but a genuine undercurrent of the work. Frank Gehry for instance likes to imagine his buildings as sculptures. I like to imagine my sculptures as architectural. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#5. The type of work I like is pure and simple and profound. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#6. The history of American art, in a way, begins with Jackson Pollock and his big paintings. This theme of bigness - all painters and sculptors have dealt with it ever since. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#7. They are works of art that can be considered works of art but don't have to be in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#8. I come from an academic background. I wasn't raised to be into promoting myself. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#9. Landscape to me is a planar thing, just a view. Environment is everything down to the ecosystem. Big difference. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#10. The trouble is, once you say something about a source, then you've pegged it down, and so now I'm reluctant to say anything. If I say I developed 50 different shapes from Mississippian tumuli, that doesn't mean they're copies of tumuli - I'm not ripping off those shapes. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#11. I have looked at so many photographs, I can not see them anymore. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#12. I'm not a dogmatic, purist psychopath. There's an unfair image of me - mean, crazy, hostile. I'm really a very gentle person. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#13. I make static art, not dynamic art. That's what I do. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#14. I wasn't an academic looking in books for ideas. But I educated myself about historical work that was similar to mine, to provide a frame of reference that wasn't the usual frame of reference of the New York art world and Europe. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#15. Artwork is not like a commercial business; there is no such thing as a schedule for art. You can't hurry art. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#16. I think size is the most unused quotient in the sculptor's repertoire because it requires lots of commitment and time. To me it's the best tool. With size you get space and atmosphere: atmosphere becomes volume. You stand in the shape, in the zone. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#17. I'm self-entertaining. My dialogue is with myself. - Author: Michael Heizer
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#18. I wasn't political enough to write articles about myself or go to cocktail parties, meaning that not only has my art been pirated and my intellectual property rights stolen, but my work has been misrepresented. - Author: Michael Heizer
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