˚ Channeling Rothko ˚
The coastline, as I was photographing it over time resembled, to me, a series of Rothko Canvases. As the days progressed I began to notice the ways in which the formal lines of the water and clouds began to shift and change position and tone the more I felt I was working color on canvas. These images were taken in Carmel, California in May 2013.
We favor the simple expression of complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth.
A joint statement by Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb to Edwin A. Jewell, written primarily by Rothko as a manifesto. (written 7 June 1943; published 13 June 1943)
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