"Notes on Light and Color" (2000)

"Notes on Light and Color," 2000
Plaster, dyes, UV fluorescent and incandescent lights, contact paper, pencil, and glass, 11 1/2 x 70 x 30 feet. Installation view: Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Photo by Rob van Erve.
© Judy Pfaff

"Romance? It’s just low grade. If left to my devices, it’s not so great. There are a lot of things which are determined by a kind of romantic impulse, but I try to squelch it. The work is a kind of system. Sometimes I do this canceling thing: 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."

- Judy Pfaff