“The most critical moment in creating art is inventing the problem. Ultimately the beauty, relevance, and power of the work you create is only as good as the beauty, relevance, and power of the problem you invent. . . . Drawing is my base, and my private practice. Drawing is gravity free, a harmony of intention and accident, frozen in time. Bamboo allows me to work this way in real space on the scale of buildings. It is drawing in space. . . .”

— Stephen Glassman, TEDx 2013