"The Shape of Things," detail from triptych (1993)

"The Shape of Things," detail from triptych, 1993
Gelatin silver prints, 20 x 20 inches
© Carrie Mae Weems
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"Absolutely nothing is escapable in that realm of light, and everything is there to be analyzed and examined. These are ideas that have been very, very interesting to me, and I think about them often. I think about the way that Brecht uses light. I think about the way DeCarava uses light. I think about the way that Beckett thinks about light."

-Carrie Mae Weems