Finishing

I’m at the stage of finishing this project. I know from experience that finishing stretches off into the horizon, eventually becoming not finishing. So I was struck by this passage by Richard Misrach on finishing his projects, in the book ‘On Landscape and Meaning‘:

I knew the project was coming to an end when I started to see similar kinds of scenes, but it took about four years to get to that point. When I finish a project, I’m done. I read something by John Cage where he recommended that you bring an idea to closure and then “drop it like a pair of dirty socks.” I tend to carry out a series until I’m saturated by it and then I’Il move on.

Richard Misrach

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s