‘A piece of wall can be visually disintegrated from the whole into a separate triangle, by plunging a diagonal of light from edge to edge on the wall.’ Dan Flavin

In the mountains the eye instinctively
and repeatedly seeks the equivalent
of Flavin’s diagonal of light, creating
separation in the visual field by means
of oblique lines, whether of land, sky,
water or architectural fabric.


John Pawson, Stefan Dold