Haiku, Anni Albers, 1961. White, gray and black woven textile. In Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky writes, "White…has this harmony of silence, which works upon us negatively, like many pauses in music that break temporarily the melody. It is not a dead silence, but one pregnant with possibilities. White has the appeal of the nothingness that is before birth, of the world in the ice age" (Kandinsky, 39).