“In the early 1970s I was writing my PhD dissertation, starting my training analysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, and teaching art criticism as a teaching fellow at Harvard. I had no time to keep making sculpture. Then in 1975 I started my first teaching job in art history at the University of Illinois and I realized I would have to shift to a tabletop scale if I wanted to keep making things. So I began a series of 13 inch high sculptures with rag board and bamboo garden sticks, the first might have been this work, Wolfwhistle in Chicken’s Clothing (1976-7)"
"I’m still occasionally making small sculptures, but my creative time has been increasingly taken up with writing and projects such as the two hour documentary Imagining America: Icons of Twentieth Century American Art, which I created with my friend John Carlin, for PBS in 2005.”