Form Security Administration (All That Is Solid). 1994–95. Knitted cotton yarn, and oil on gelatin silver print. 62 1/2 in. x 9 ft. (158.8 x 274.3 cm)


All that is solid melts into air.

— Karl Marx


There is only one Colosseum or Pantheon; but how many millions of potential negatives have they shed—representatives of billions of pictures! … Every conceivable object of Nature and Art will soon scale off its surface for us. Men will hunt all curious, beautiful, grand objects, as they hunt the cattle in South America, for their skins, and leave the carcasses as of little worth.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes