I tested the floor before walking in. The lights and emptiness surrounding us on all six sides continued on forever. The artist described the room as “…like being with God. There’s no space in there, yet there’s the sensation of infinite space.”
Too interested at first in the engineering of the room, it took a moment for it to have an effect. And then I needed to leave. And it wasn’t simply the reminder of our smallness in the cosmos but also the notion that I should be doing more to understand it all, know everything I can possibly know, and impact it – somehow. But it never ends. And where to begin?
On our holiday visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum, I preferred the exhibits on perspectives. (Which I suppose could be argued to include everything.) I like the idea that if you look at something the right way – the picture comes together. You just have to find the way that makes sense. You have to be willing to explore, be patient and open to discovery.