"I ask nothing else but to speak simply, to be granted this grace.
Because our song has become overloaded with so many kinds of
music that slowly it is sinking
and our art has been overlaid so heavily that the gold has eaten
away its face
and it is time we spoke the few words we have because tomorrow
our souls set sail."
George Seferis, from “An Old Man on the Riverbank,” in A Levant Journal, trans. by Roderick Beaton (Ibis Editions, 2007)
"A minute is actually an immense space of time."
Yves Klein, “Le Vide”, an Exhibition Presented at Galerie Iris Clert, Paris, (1958)
“The object of this endeavor: to create, establish, and present to the public a palpable pictorial state in the limits of a picture gallery. In other words, creation of an ambience, a genuine pictorial climate, and, therefore, an invisible one. This invisible pictorial state within the gallery space should be so present and endowed with autonomous life that it should literally be what has hitherto been regarded as the best overall definition of painting: radiance”.
-Yves Klein, Sorbonne lecture, 1959
Common Passwords in Alphabetical Order, 2012
Archival pigment print, 33 x 24 inches