Object Image

North Pacific Ocean, Oregon

This simple view divides sea and sky into equal portions. The subtle tonalities of the photograph encourage a meditative exploration of the ocean’s physical and spiritual boundaries. Sugimoto has photographed seascapes around the world, composing each in a nearly identical manner. The artist describes his fascination for the subject: "Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."

Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc.,...

1985
Gelatin silver print
42.1 x 54.5cm
2005.27.4075

Where you'll find this

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection