It is written in the Torah that God’s name cannot be spoken. The name’s banned status signifies the indescribable power of a God so great that one cannot draw close, and there is a related concept present in Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, something that is impossible to state directly but is definitely there. It is an unspeakable force, lurking invisibly, powerful, cultural, American.
Sophie Ristelhueber - Beyrouth, 1984
Robert Smithson's Mirror Displacement constructed on Chesil Beach, Dorset and photographed by the artist (1969)