“You see, I’m not coming from painting. I’m coming from literature and film. But those things take place in time. So I gave myself this really peculiar job of doing work like that in a still setting.”
“I think of the objects as being more like metonyms, stand-ins for the person who’s not there.
They are not symbols. Symbols are much more general; they have a larger presence. A symbol has to read to many different kinds of people in many different contexts in order to be a symbol. The objects that I used are more specific than that.
They are much more about an individual’s use of them.”
Los Angeles, Stati Uniti, 1951