The wood was better before I cut it, than after. I did not improve it in any way.
his remark after 1959, in Andre’s early artistic career when he made his sculpture ‘Last Ladder’, in Abstract Art Anna Moszynska, Thames and Hudson 1990, p. 206
You might say that a creative person is a person who simply has a desire to have something, to add something to the world that’s not there yet, and goes about arranging fort that to happen.. ...when you desire a work of art and make it, you've added to the stock of art in the world. Artists are one of the people who can do that: add to the stock of things.Carl Andre
I’m an anti-Platonist, so I wouldn't say that stock was a stock of ideas or certainly not an ideal form, because I don’t believe there is something out there, except out there. There’s something in here and there’s something out there, and there’s mediation between the two.Carl Andre