"Untitled (Big Sea #1)" (1969)

"Untitled (Big Sea #1)," 1969
Graphite on acrylic ground on paper, 34 1/8 x 45 1/4 inches
Private collection
Courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

"I try to make a piece that’s strong and thorough and doesn’t jump off the paper. It’s neither ocean nor a piece of paper. It becomes a third thing."

- Vija Celmins