• The Whitney has a great exhibit going on

  • After closely observing “The Whiteness of the Whale”

    • I noticed a protrusion vibrate to the random steps of museum go-ers.
  • Then, for minutes, I remained transfixed,

    • wondering if its movement was truly intended,
    • and if so, marveled at how well Stella had imitated
    • the uncapturable and chaotic essence of Moby Dick
    • by giving us a statue that simply won’t stand still.

The Whiteness of the Whale

  • And then two passer-bys:

    • Boy: “I don’t like any of this.”
    • Girl: “Don’t worry, it’s not really art.”
  • Then I knew:

    • Stella may not have deliberated on the wobble,
    • but knowing the context, still intended it.