minimalist art in the desert
I sat down this evening to finally write a post about the Big Trip we took to Big Bend for my Big Birthday in October. But before I did that, I just wanted to quickly get up a batch of photos of Donald Judd’s 15 untitled works in concrete that are at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. And that ended up taking what felt like forever and so Big Bend will have to wait for another day.
I love minimalism and I love the desert, so making the trek to Marfa has been on my to do list for awhile. Judd’s concrete work is interesting to me in how it interacts with the landscape- framing views, revealing moments and denying others. The pieces are fun to be in and around- they are constantly changing your perceptions. His aluminum works- and the artillery sheds they are in- are also impressive– you can read more about Judd and the Chinati Foundation here.
Here are a few photos and here are the rest.