Innocence – Fine Arts
Vija Celmins, To Fix the Image in Memory I-I, 1977-82, Eleven stones and eleven made objects (bronze and acrylic paint), Dimensions variable. The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The need to regain the innocent eye. To revisit looking, as the philosopher and art critic Herbert Read suggested, “to continue as a child; to preserve the innocent eye. I have pruning shears in my garden, but no thunderbolts.” (Read, Herbert, November 19, 1951).