Doug + Mike Starn: Size Matters
Interview by Andrea Blanch
Some say that the size of your work relates to your ambition. Would you say that is true or false?
MS: Well, I don’t think that that’s conscious. It’s something that we’ve always responded to; large scale, large volumes, and even loud music. It’s just something that we like, that feeling of being overwhelmed.
DS: And with the Big Bambú in particular, we want the work to be something that you are within. And as much as we are experiencing the world that we are in, the world is constantly perceived within our heads, and we’re looking out with our own perception at the rest of the world, and so in creating artwork that is so immersive, we’re trying to recreate that sense of looking out of your own head. When you’re in Big Bambú, you’re looking out at the world.
You can read the full interview on page 228 of Chaos here!