“The roots of expressions like … ‘less is more’ are subtly different than those that underlie emptiness. Emptiness does not merely imply simplicity of form, logical sophistication and the like. Rather, emptiness provides a space within which our imaginations can run free, vastly enriching our powers of perception and our mutual comprehension. Emptiness is this potential.” - Kenya Hara “White”, 2009 (Hasegawa Tōhaku, Pine Trees)
"Painters decide what to put into a work. Photographers decide what to leave out." - Kevin Saint Grey
Wabi, an aesthetic appreciation of loneliness and poverty, is shy in glamourous and fashionable company.
—which “aesthetics” do you mean? ten definitions - Leonard Koren, 2010
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n’y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n’y a plus rien à retrancher."
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes, 1939.
RIP Walter De Maria
…”but it is, that the real notion of an infinite space is perhaps one of the few thoughts that is worth thinking about more than once.”
Mile-Long-Drawing, Mojave Desert, 1968.
Glass Temple, Kyoto, Yamaguchi, 1998.
“ I saw clearly how this building had lived and “breathed” within the flow of time from past to present, and I wanted to ensure the continuance of its life into the future.”
Untitled, by Linda Matalon, 26x20”, 2013
"We tried to obtain a fusion between space and light, in a way to create ‘gap spaces’, that is the leftover spaces in between the four boxes which bring light into the building".
Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow-Wow, Four Boxes Gallery, Skive, Denmark
In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is by depicting them. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater, and the latter is a form of poetry.