Thursday, September 9, 2010
Litchfield Minnesota, Noon, September 8, 2010
Taking this picture made me think of a comment of David Hockney's. Hockney, a Brit in his seventies or eighties, is a painter who's probably Picasso's most interesting heir. Anyway, Hockney said that photographs and most paintings show things from the point of view of a cyclops with his head in a vise. In other words, when we view them we don't get the benefit of comparing multiple vantage points: binocular vision's two slightly different ones, and the countless serial ones that come from moving. Fair enough, but when I look at a picture by somebody who refuses to be that paralyzed cyclops, all I can see is analysis.