Feb 14, 2012

Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten at Alexander Gray Associates

28 Black Holes, 1994

This is Japanese rock garden in its western reincarnation. Where there should be rocks and pruned trees to symbolize a natural landscape, there are dress buttons. Those buttons represent how materialistic our world became. Instead to admire and meditate the abstract landscape created with rocks and sand, we admire and meditate on things and objects we possess. Did we lose the true meaning of life? Or all these objects that we have that make our life easier. That we don't have to think about some mundane details. And we can concentrate on what is really important.

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