For feature the letters “F-O-R” stenciled above an image of a fork. Indiana was fond of wordplay and exploring the similarities and differences between words, what a word refers to, and the sound of the word itself.
Indiana often dropped letters from words in his paintings and sculptures, for example the sculpture Bar (1960–62), an allusion to the curator Alfred H. Barr, Jr. of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. By dropping the letter “K” from fork, Indiana plays with our understanding of the word. “For” and “fork" continue to sound alike and seeing “for” paired with the image of a fork, the reader’s mind quickly adds the missing “k” to “for” in their mind. To further extend the image, Indiana asserts that fork is “for” eating, that is its purpose. “For" may also allude to the four tines on the fork pictured in the painting.