"Promised Land," from "Horse and Nose" series (2008)

"Promised Land," from "Horse and Nose" series, 2008
Tapestry weave with embroidery, 149 3/5 x 163 4/5 inches
© William Kentridge
Courtesy the artist

"Robert Motherwell paints a series of black shapes on a canvas. And those stay resolutely as black shapes. But allow them to move an inch and we’ll suddenly start constructing all sorts of images. I suppose one of the arguments is that people say that’s a mis-looking at abstract painting."

-William Kentrdige