When I was younger I attempted to wrap my brain around his theories, but the realities of life always got in the way. Subconsciously, however, I think Minor White's writings and images left a deep impression on me. I have always thought that images should be able to stand on their own, without text, cute titles or captions, although Minor White employed these, and unlike today where "emerging" artists dictate to the viewer what they are trying to say to the viewer, and that images are, indeed, a reflection (mirror) of the person creating them. I'll let the psychologists try to figure me out, though... I don't have the time or desire.
Moon & Wall Encrustations, Pultneyville, NY, 1964, Minor White
Opus 40, Saugerties, NY, 1988, Richard M. Coda
Urban Removal, Portland, OR, 1939, Minor White
Untitled, Brockville, Ontario, Canada, 1986, Richard M. Coda
I have been inspired by Minor White many times. This is the first part of a series on his inspirations. Look for more in future posts.