images from the richard serra exhibition at the moma, nyc.
enjoyment from looking very close at these sublime abstractions, inspired by the tales of dostoevsky getting close to paintings by standing on a chair.
do people look or talk about these work's rich surfaces?
a great study of serra's work would be to make an imaginary grid on the surface of one sculpture, and photograph each square foot (for another example of this technique, see the leonardo da vinci book leonardo: the last supper by the university of chicago, esp of john). this would surely be more informative than the humdrum and bunkum of most commentators.
for more abstractions go here