My first rule in art-making: the work must have being, presence.
Second rule: it must be strong and beautiful. Third: it must be positive.
Metaphors for the work: energy object.
The real thing that brings real smiles.
[from: John McCracken, Almine Rech Éditions, Paris, 2000. Image: two McCracken works from Documenta XII, Kassel, 2007.]