Selections from Richard Misrach’s “On the Beach”

Posted in * by a1icey on March 19, 2009

“I was drawn to the fragility and grace of the human figure in the landscape. My thinking about this work was influenced by the events of 9/11, particularly by the images of individuals and couples falling from the World Trade Towers, as well as by the 1950s Cold War novel and film On the Beach. Paradise has become an uneasy dwelling place; the sublime sea frames our vulnerability, the precious nature of life itself.”


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