“Between 1974 and 1975, the American photographer John Divola – then in his mid-twenties and without a studio of his own – traveled across Los Angeles in search of dilapidated properties in which to make photographs. Armed with a camera, spray paint, string and cardboard, the artist would produce one of his most significant photographic projects entitled Vandalism. …”
"We touch things to assure ourselves of reality. We touch the objects of our love. We touch the things we form."
"The most beautiful order of the world is still a random gathering of things insignificant in themselves."
Heraclitus, as quoted in Utopia Drive, by Erik Reece
Worth a listen for this quote alone:
"Let's imagine that the work that I've been doing was simply an effort to demonstrate that beautiful things live everywhere. That I'm actually interested in beauty, and beauty in places that we don't imagine it ..."