Oh, and as we have been on the subject of statements, THIS was on the placard.
As I imagine the possibilities of the most raw elements of enacting my will over solid-matter in a manner that addresses only the rigors of aesthetics, it turns out that verticality is the dominating concern. The lateral and diagonal seem less urgent. So, as a sculptor, a manipulator of matter, I have engaged this piece ZAG to climb upwards with a linear quality, both geometric and organic, that permits a personal relationship (contest) between those adversarial rudiments of visual formality, my medium and myself. All of this catapulting the notion that line and mass afflict, affect, infect and quite determine everything I "see".
It was how I felt about it that morning.