"Moogie Cha" from "Apple and Oranges" (1986)

"Moogie Cha" from "Apple and Oranges," 1986
Painted lattice, Formica, and tin, 56 x 43 x 23 1/2 inches. Private collection.
© Judy Pfaff

"There’s some kind of funny logic that I’ve always had in my titles that can’t be the thing, but in time if you sort of took a way around it you could find what that could have referred to or why that was there. So there is a logic but it’s maybe not as direct . . . I am terrified of words and language, they just get too specific. And also if I said what I really thought, things would be so literal and I hate literal. Also, things embarrass me. So if it gets too one thing, I will try to overlay it with another so it doesn’t get too literal, too poetic, too tough, too anything. Too red? Cancel it with a little bit of green or get a vibration. There is this matrix that usually is going on." - Judy Pfaff ...

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"There’s some kind of funny logic that I’ve always had in my titles that can’t be the thing, but in time if you sort of took a way around it you could find what that could have referred to or why that was there. So there is a logic but it’s maybe not as direct . . . I am terrified of words and language, they just get too specific. And also if I said what I really thought, things would be so literal and I hate literal. Also, things embarrass me. So if it gets too one thing, I will try to overlay it with another so it doesn’t get too literal, too poetic, too tough, too anything. Too red? Cancel it with a little bit of green or get a vibration. There is this matrix that usually is going on."

- Judy Pfaff

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