Recently came across a 1991 interview with Stella. His comments on pieces made with poured metal confirm everything I said in an earlier post:

“For the most part yes: they are improvised…They are worked over but the process of working is improvisation…One thing I think about the process of getting older is that you become less patient…I just wanted to do it and I want now to get it over with. I think this is a more natural way for working when you are older and more experienced.”

Actually, improvisation is a good method at any age, and a great way to get the necessary experience. Whatever you intend to do—why not do it now?

Frank Stella, Three Mile Island 1991

Frank Stella, Three Mile Island 1991

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