"Today the landscape may be viewed on a cross country journey from a plane three miles up. Looking down there is no space. The solid earth, its rocks and hills become an endless flat plane. Houses, Factories, hard objects, solids become only patterns. Rivers, highways, man-made boundaries are flowing graceful sweeping lines opposed by spots of lakes and squares of fields. The view from space makes solid form appear pattern."
(David Smith as quoted in C. Gray, ed., David Smith by David Smith, New York, 1968).