Thirty spokes will converge in the hub of a wheel
But the use of the cart will depend on the part of the hub that is void.
With a wall all around a clay bowl is molded
But the use of the bowl will depend on the part of the bowl that is void.
Cut out windows and doors in the house as you build
But the use of the house will depend on the space in the walls that is void.
So advantage is had from whatever is there
But usefulness rises from whatever is not.

–Lao Tzu, c. 600 BC

If color is a language, and every language is clarified by absence, then…

–seen at the Chicago art museum

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