Episode Info

This PBS documentary is episode one of a four-part series which examines the visual arts in contemporary America by interviewing some of the country's foremost artists and showcasing their work. This volume asks the important question: who are we? Beyond the core of the unchangeable universal Self, the smaller self of the personality can define, limit, or expand our relationships with the world and others. The artists in this episode relate how they are continually searching for and expressing some of the many aspects of self through their art. The featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, James Marshall, Bruce Nauman, William Wegman, and Steve Martin.