"If we follow perspectives too far, our minds grow smaller, too. It's better to gaze at the sky for an afternoon. Monster clouds looks like friendly farm animals. We can take a huge expanse of heaven into our minds this way.Van's photography is captivating as well | The snippet on the right, of goldenrod, is a watered down example of his work [the pixel size much reduced here] You can click on the image and see the whole thing [184kb]
"Sometimes buildings line up like blueprint drawings along the perspective lines of hydro wires. The wires cross, confusing my sense of which way to go or look. I prefer the bird's eye view that makes everywhere possible. Maps are diagrams of possibility. I could set out in my car and follow lines for an afternoon, then follow them home without losing track of the world. No matter how many ways you want to go, you can only follow one path at a time. That's the physical reality, but our minds can go many ways at once. Somewhere I read we can hold seven distinct ideas in our minds at once."