[On exhibit at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery of Columbia University]
The gallery is in a new building, in Manhattanville. I was the only visitor at that time.
I took the picture from the side, to avoid glare. (It occurs to me now that the perspective distortion is a test of three-dimensionality. Hence I’m in a gallery, not in the real world. It’s sort of trivial and profound. You pick.)
The staged photograph is a statement of strength, of pride. I spent a lot of time in front of it. (I failed to take down the name of the woman artist, and can’t find the image on the internet either.)