Form Security Administration (I Lean Towards). 1994–95. Knitted cotton yarn, and oil on gelatin silver print. 62 1/4 in. x 9 ft. 3 1/2 in. (158.1 x 282 cm)


I lean toward the enchantment, the visual power, of the esthetically rejected subject.

— Walker Evans


There are neither beautiful nor ugly subjects and one could almost establish as an axiom, taking the point of view of pure Art, that there are no subjects, style by itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.

— Gustave Flaubert


What do I care that you are good? Be beautiful! and be sad!

— Charles Baudelaire