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Steven Ross Asks: Do you consider it a painting using wood (similar to wood pieces by Donald Judd (except that it was important to his work that his pieces were not representational)) or a sculpture on the wall? JQ: So yes, the thing lies somewhere between a sculpture and a painting. Much of what I attempt straddles a reductionist representation and a diagram of an all inclusive whole -perhaps more in line with a minimalist credo. In this case a simplified iceberg but -important to note- the whole iceberg. Including what lies beneath not simply the proverbial tip. A reduction that's also "all there" with nothing missing. Does that make sense? In the same way: the photo of the sunbeam --where you see the sun but also where the beam terminated at the seabed. In other words: every aspect of the beam. Start to finish, alpha omega, essence/everything etc.Just as there is no such thing as nothing (or is there?), there is no such thing as everything. Context is my answer. All about context.I think Robert Morris rejected the idea that minimalism was about the reductive. Less critical for Judd? Or, do I have that backwards?
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