November 13th, 2005

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Behind the coffee shop today...

Yes, I went back to the same cafe as yesterday. Here’s some of the acorns we were dodging.

I’ve done a few shots like this. They always remind me of Mondrian.

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“Everything was spotless white, like a laboratory. In a light smock, with his clean-shaven face, taciturn, wearing his heavy glasses, Mondrian seemed more a scientist or priest than an artist. The only relief to all the white were large matboards, rectangles in yellow, red and blue, hung in asymmetric arrangements on all the walls. Peering at me through his glasses, he noticed my glance and said: “I’ve arranged these to make it more cheerful.”

In his Paris studio Mondrian had used flowers to make it more cheerful. One tulip in a vase, an artificial one, its leaves painted white.