“By slightly changing our angle of observation, a copse of seemingly random trees reveals itself as an orchard. This specific angle of observation, then, has an independent validity, revealing an order not of the viewers making. Such a surprise visit of the orchard effect is always pleasurable-filled with the delight of recognition, a sense of community of all explorers who also touch base at this common spot.”
The above quote from the novel ‘Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance‘ (about a photograph, actually) by Richard Powers has a nice resonance to the work currently on display at The Brower Center; The Lake Project. By changing our perspective we can gently surprise ourselves and come to understand (or be reminded) that there is a beauty in learning.