After Walter de Maria, Meaningless Work, March 1960: "(…) By meaningless work I mean work which does not make you money or accomplish a conventional purpose. (…) Caution should be taken that the work chosen should not be too pleasurable, lest pleasure becomes the purpose of the work. (...) Meaningless work should be done alone or else it becomes entertainment for others and the reaction or lack of reaction of the art lover to the meaningless work can not honestly be felt. Meaningless work can contain all of the best qualities of old art forms such as painting, writing etc. It can make you feel and think about yourself, the outside world, morality, reality, unconsciousness, nature, history, time, philosophy, nothing at all, politics, etc. without the limitations of the old art forms. Meaningless work is individual in nature and it can be done in any form and over any span of time – from one second up to the limits of exhaustion. It can be done fast or slow or both. Rhythmically or not. It can be done anywhere in any weather conditions. Clothing if any, is left to the individual. (…)"