Came across this in my Recurring Concepts in Art reading…
Mary Corse: No, I called those light box pieces “light paintings,” even though they were three-dimensional. They were very thin, and I always thought that the essence of painting is not about the paint. I was more interested in the flatness, the light, and the space. To me that was what painting was about. It didn’t have to be made out of paint and canvas. It’s about the meaning and the experience.
I love how in the “Recurring Concepts in Art” class, I literally found how my own light art is itself, a recurring concept. LOL.