17 September 2011

the frank man's vision



I am an eyewitness to the ways in which people relate to themselves and to each other, and my work is a way of scooping and ladling that experience.

-- Richard Neutra

14 September 2011

abruption

reflective abstract by McBeth
reflective abstract, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.



Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans / the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.

-- Susan Sontag

13 September 2011

distance

marbled moon by McBeth
marbled moon, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.



The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish: it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected.

-- William Makepeace Thackeray

12 September 2011

another rubber tree plant



Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.

-- Richard Buckminster Fuller

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