This is a photo set for my first critique in Geoff Winningham’s photo seminar. For higher quality versions, click here.
During the early seventies Robert Irwin was proffered an honorary doctorate by the San Francisco Art Institute. The school’s graduation ceremony that year took place in an outdoor courtyard on a sunny, breezy afternoon, sparkling clear. Irwin approached the podium, and began, “I wasn’t going to accept this degree, except it occurred to me that unless I did I wasn’t going to be able to say that.” He paused, waiting as the mild laughter eddied. “All I want to say,” he continued, “is that the wonder is still there.” Whereupon, he simply walked away.
— from Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler