Donald B. Goodall: Well, the found object in the herms.
Robert Indiana: It’s archaeological. Oh, there’s definite traces of our history and civilization. These pieces of wood served a very peculiar function on the waterfront in New York. Archaeologically they’re very valid. They’re a piece in a jigsaw puzzle and nobody except [Mark] Di Suvero and myself decided to save them at first, and he’s done so in a much different manner. These gorgeous pieces of wood were lying around for anybody to take and, as it turned out, very few people did.
Donald B. Goodall, “Conversations with Robert Indiana,” Robert L. B. Tobin, William Katz, and Donald B. Goodall, Robert Indiana (Austin: University of Texas, 1977), p. 25.