"Round Hole, Square Peg" (1997)

"Round Hole, Square Peg," 1997
Mechanical steel tubing, plaster, pigment, tree stumps, wood, cast rubber, expanding urethane foam, and pencil; five galleries, main gallery approximately 10 x 10 x 25 feet. Installation view: Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York. Photo by: Rob van Erve.
© Judy Pfaff

"I was a Cockney from London, and I came to America when I was about twelve and did not fit. I was quite unruly. So I think probably there’s a fantasy or a romance in these ideas of real beauty and form coming out of a sense of the land I just love. I was such a scrapper. I still am. I still have a street urchin mentality, even though I know better. There’s no reason to have those feelings anymore, but I think you keep a lot of stuff from your past. So I think those other kinds of glorious ideas and those really sane visions of the universe intrigued me because probably essentially I didn’t have that." - Judy Pfaff ...

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"I was a Cockney from London, and I came to America when I was about twelve and did not fit. I was quite unruly. So I think probably there’s a fantasy or a romance in these ideas of real beauty and form coming out of a sense of the land I just love. I was such a scrapper. I still am. I still have a street urchin mentality, even though I know better. There’s no reason to have those feelings anymore, but I think you keep a lot of stuff from your past. So I think those other kinds of glorious ideas and those really sane visions of the universe intrigued me because probably essentially I didn’t have that."

- Judy Pfaff

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