Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin - Chapters 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 14 and 15 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 14: The Desert

Over the last twenty years, Irwin had connected his thinking process to the art objects he was making. Now, with no such material objects in his life, he has to learn a new way of thinking. He is drawn to the desert and begins taking many jaunts to the Mojave. The desert seems magical to him. He takes many day hikes into the flat terrain and stays in seedy motels at night. Irwin feels that the barrenness of the desert will help clear his mind in his journey of discovery. Irwin does not want to destroy the beauty of the area by bringing "art" into it; rather, he decides to take its energy and magic with him.

Chapter 15: Being Available in Response

Not knowing what direction his life is taking, Irwin makes himself "available" at no...

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