‘I want people to stand there and think ‘This is a sculpture, how do I get involved with this sculpture?’ I want objects to stand there just like they should be there, like they have actually earned their place. So that it’s a self-understood thing that they are there and that they have a particular visual quality. They’re there and they want a dialogue on the basis of all the other things that are in the world, and not on the basis of a particular group of objects which one has called, in the past, ‘sculpture’. That’s a fundamental tenet of my approach to making sculpture. So one has to be very aware of formal qualities. For me a sculpture will only work if its form is right’
(T. Cragg, quoted in L. Cooke, Tony Cragg, exh. cat., Hayward Gallery London, 1987, p.14).