"Horror Vacui" (1988)

"Horror Vacui," 1988
Painted steel and wire, 118 x 258 x 108 inches. Collection of the artist.
© Judy Pfaff

"Drawings and sculpture develop over time. Sculptures go on for months. They tell different kinds of stories, so they’re not so much one moment. They’re a sequence of moments. That works better for the way I’m put together. And I love stuff . . . and I love tools. And I get to get all these things. So I’m always correcting people who say, ‘All those paintings you did. . . .’ They’re not paintings. I know that because, if you know painters, you know when you’re not one."

- Judy Pfaff