Richard Serra is an American artist recognised for his minimalist large scale sculpture. He studied art at Yale University, working with large-scale collections of sheet metal. His attraction to this medium may have been shaped by his time spent working in the steel mills where he worked as an undergraduate while at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara. Serra also regards that his father’s work in the shipyards influenced his work. Serra is a pre-eminent artist in the Process Art movement, which held that the nature of the art work is found in the process of creation, rather than the completed piece.