Feeling Michael Kenna


(Michael Kenna, Above the Abreuvoir, Marly France, 1996)

I think it’s the fog and the clouds, this time of the year, round here. The trees, of course, are enigmatic wonders year-round. Kenna says he likes to spend a lot of time with trees, getting to know them, and that he will return to the same tree again and again over time. See his work right now at Kushiro Art Museum, Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan and Box Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Or soon in Paris, at either Camera Obscura Gallery or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Or next year in Italy and the USA. And not that it is just or reasonable to look at exquisite, medium format long exposures on the internet, but if you can’t make Japan, Belgium or France…