"Since 1980, Sugimoto has traveled to remote seaside cliffs around the world to make mesmerizing minimal images in this series. Avoiding dramatic weather and human incident, he focused instead on the meeting of sea and sky. This featureless, iconic definition of his subject leads the viewer to attend the delicately elusive qualities of windswept water, shredding mists, and luminous haze that are specific to each locale...the horizon appears and disappears: a razor blade, a mirage, a dancing, undetectable presence. Out of the many views, there emerges a larger unity, a poetic expression of the primal that hovers tantalizingly before and beyond the present, suspended in timeless continuity."
Maria Morris Hambourg, "Introduction" in Exh. Cat., Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (and traveling), Sugimoto, 1996, pp. 12-13