"[...] They show clearly what the artist meant when he said, 'I put the spool on a table, like a still-life painter does [...]. So there was the table. Then the table disappeared and all that remained was the horizontal line. And then finally the spools disappeared.' There is no longer any trace of the table in the Formação de carretéis (Spool Formation) just as it has completely disappeared in the Carretéis em equilíbrio (Balancing Spools). The route towards freedom from the geometric rigour of the earlier forms gradually dissipates and the Figures in Movement, Cartridges and Print 4 reveal a liberation of form in the visual field." Paulo Gomes, Iberê e seu ateliê: as coisas, as pessoas e os lugares (Porto Alegre: Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2015), 150.