Tunnel Vision

Courses made by water or by feet alone tend to follow the line of least resistance, tracing sinuous, wavering routes through the landscape, where vehicles and formally laid paths forge straighter and more obviously purposeful ways. In each of these images it is the honed geometry of attenuation — the refined advance towards the disappearing point — in conjunction with the more organic energies of moss, lichen, dry-stone wall, stream in spate, leaf-littered mud and churned, pocked clay that provides the animating charge.


John Pawson