Sometimes, a piece of art offers so many tempting ways to capture portions, parts and pieces! That’s how I reacted when I first encountered this stunning Josiah McElheny assemblage at Boston’s MFA in 2016. When I entered its room, it blew me away.
Titled “Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism,” its 24x93x93-inch internal cavity seemed to float within a huge mirrored cube. The cavity was mirrored too… and presented infinite reflections of the artist’s beautiful hand-blown vases, boxes, decanters and bottles. It was almost too much to take in, and I decided to turn a tiny portion of it into a “Crystal City” image.