Tintinnabulation is not what I would call a serious painting. It is a diversion and Andabatarianism [Made in USA] is another. That is a diversion. In, other words, with those two paintings I’m just fascinated with the length of the word and therefore making what would be a minor painting.
— Robert Indiana
Arthur C. Carr, “The Reminiscences of Robert Indiana,” New York, November 1965, Arthur C. Carr papers; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library, p. 76.