"Elephant" (1995)

"Elephant," 1995
Birch tree, fiberglass resin, steel, woven copper wire, duct tubing, plant materials, and water, approximately 50 x 50 x 50 feet. Installation view: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
© Judy Pfaff

"A lot of the work is about my life. We all have the stories- but I just can’t do that. There has to be a scrim- a structural scrim, a physical scrim, a tool scrim. If it’s just me being expressive, no one needs that- including me. It’s too much Judy- too please give it a break. So I like that distance. It keeps my brain working. Otherwise, it would all be emotion."

- Judy Pfaff