OUT OF MY MIND
A book by Eric Staller, hard cover, 17 x 24 cm, (7" x 9.5") 175 pages, more than 150 color photos.
"I didn't choose to be an artist; it chose me. It is a calling, a religious feeling, and a compulsion to peel away layers of a subconscious onion. It's a mystery where my ideas come from. It is often the idea that initially appears the most absurd that I am ultimately compelled to build. The idea that makes me laugh and say 'where the hell did THAT come from!' is the one that becomes an obsession over the coming months. I become pregnant with an idea, a voice within becomes louder and louder saying: 'you must build that thing!' I know that the only way to quiet the voice, to exorcise the obsession, is to build it. But in between these moments of divine inspiration is an almost equally insistent voice of doubt and reason reminding me of the aesthetic, the technical and financial obstacles that will have to be overcome. So these 2 voices battle it out until I can't take it any longer, and finally make the leap into the next unknown."