“It is possible to transcend what is perceived to be the limitations of a race-conscious kind of work. It is a limitation only if you accept someone else’s foreclosure from the outside. If you plumb the depths yourself, you can exercise a good deal of creative flexibility. You are limited only by your ability to imagine possibilities.”- Kerry James Marshall
With August comes the peak of summer. The fruits of the season crescendo, our skin vibrates with heat, it is glorious.
And somehow thoughts of Fall slip in.
It is good that we have such a wonderful season to look forward to, but let us not stray from what is most important right now:
The beach, the river, the outdoors,
where we can be our most naked and free.
-All images taken by Bill Brandt.
"Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into it .... as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean."