• I have worked to free shape from its ground, and then to work the shape so that it has a definite relationship to the space around it; so that it has a clarity and a measure within itself of its parts (angles, curves, edges and mass); and so that, with color and tonality, the shape finds its own space and always demands its freedom and separateness.

    Madeleine Grynsztejn, Ellsworth Kelly, Julian Myers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002). “Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco”, p.9, Univ of California Press