In the 1960s, the Albright-Knox wrote to a selection of artists to ask for statements about their works. Len Lye responded with thoughts about his 1965 sculpture Grass:
“Grass came about without any preconceived ideas about its imagery," artist Len Lye explained. "It came from watching a single rod swaying and then doubling up to emphasize the accelerating stroke of its oscillation. It was the ‘lurch’ part of the sway that I liked. It should be timed to slow music, a suitable tempo is given by Miles Davis doing These Foolish Things, but I prefer something in similar tempo in the Satie style.”
Content taken from Letters from 31 Artists to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1970).