The LOVE paintings sprang like a crop from that seed planted at your museum, Larry, the painting you commissioned, "Love is God", which burst into mind when I learned that you were converting an old Christian Science Church in Ridgefield . . . for I, as a child, was raised as a Christian Scientist, and the word LOVE was indelibly imprinted in the mind, for there is that slightly different phrase, "God is Love", on every front wall of every one of Mary Baker Eddy’s houses throughout the world. It was in that church, too, that the circle was impressed upon me, as the symbol of life everlasting (in Stable III is a tondo "Eternal Love"), and almost every painting that I have done as Indiana has included the circle. Your own gray "Love" is reflected in the one piece of sculpture in the show, a 12 inch cube of cut aluminum brought to a mirror finish, that is like most of the other LOVE paintings, the single LOVEs, the reflected LOVEs, the reverse LOVEs, the multiple LOVEs which do indeed form a LOVE WALL, exist without a circle, the square taking its own this time. LOVE has come to me personally and did come through ‘resplendidly’ this year.
— Robert Indiana
Letter to Larry Aldrich dated 6.6.66