Monday, April 09, 2007

Industrial Light Sans Magic

Dan Flavin (1933-1996) - greens crossing greens (to Piet Mondrian who lacked green), 1966

'I like my use of light to be openly situational in the sense that there is no invitation to meditate, to contemplate.'

'My icons do not raise up the blessed saviour in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.'

'One might not think of light as matter of fact, but I do. And it is, as I said, as plain and open and direct an art as you will ever find.'

Dan Flavin