"I thought Out of Action was better as a catalogue than the honeycomb because the honeycomb was like walking into one compartment and then another compartment"
- Richard Serra
About this Quote
This quote by Richard Serra is describing his artwork Out of Action and The Honeycomb. Out of Action was a massive setup of sculptures and things that was shown in a museum. The Honeycomb was a massive sculpture made from steel plates that was displayed in an outdoor space. Serra is suggesting that Out of Action was better as a catalogue due to the fact that it was more immersive and engaging. He compares it to The Honeycomb, which he refers to as resembling walking into one compartment and after that another compartment. This suggests that The Honeycomb was more linear and compartmentalized, whereas Out of Action was more extensive and interactive. Serra's quote highlights the value of developing artwork that is immersive and interesting, instead of linear and compartmentalized. It likewise stresses the importance of producing art work that can be experienced in a variety of ways, instead of just one.