John McCracken, 9 December 1934 - 8 April 2011.

"A tall, lanky man who in photographs resembled a cross between Clint Eastwood and Jack Palance, Mr. McCracken approached Minimalism — known for its literal-mindedness, industrial fabrication and resistance to interpretation — with a sense of play, craft and spirituality that was distinctly his own while also reflecting his California roots."

– Roberta Smith, New York Times.

I have met very few people whom one can rightfully describe as “genius.” My father was one of them.

Goodbye, Dad. May you journey onward into the vast unknown and discover all its secrets.

Photo: Grant Delin. (via)