Artworks and Artists
Shell and Rock Arrangement

Shell and Rock Arrangement,
13 October 1931, printed before July 1969
Weston, Edward
gelatin silver print
18.9 x 24 cm


Weston's subject matter was different from many modernist artists of his time. While they drew their inspiration from the city and industry, Weston preferred nature. He asserted, ?Are not shells, bodies and clouds as much of today as machines? Does it make any difference what subject matter is used to express a feeling toward life!? (The Daybooks of Edward Weston, vol. 2, entry of May 20, 1927.) This photograph was taken in Point Lobos, California, where Weston produced much of his finest work.