Martin Puryear — American Sculptor born on May 23, 1941,

Martin Puryear is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft. Working in wood and bronze, among other media, his reductive technique and meditative approach challenge the physical and poetic boundaries of his materials... (wikipedia)

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility.
Although idea and form are ultimately paramount in my work, so too are chance, accident, and rawness.
At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.
I realized it wasn't necessary to work in the traditional methods of carving and casting.
I felt it was part of the spirit of the whole program to do more than simply make an object.