Monday, September 3, 2012

Barbed wire: Utah or Japan?

My friend Jan Wellington sent this photo yesterday, asking if it were Utah or Japan.

Why the question?

Because of the spare form, perhaps. Because of the real fence that is tending here, somewhere between the fence and its reflection, toward abstraction.

Fences have that general tendency, a characteristic Christo exploited for his "Running Fence," and barbed-wire fences almost disappear in most light (try taking a photo of barbed wire and you'll see that immediately).

photo by jan wellington

christo's running fence

1 comment:

michael morrow said...

what to do.....head beyond horizon's edge...what to do...ideas, contention...this or that...what to do...I dont know... japan barbed wire or flooded utah puddle....plebeian perspective skewed