Sunday, August 12, 2012

what does a pocket mean?

Two inspiring critiques of "domestic lives of others" from the June residency:

First:  What does a pocket mean? asked Joan Jonas as she stood in front of the apron “See and Sew
4838a”. I understood the question to be both rhetorical and instructive. She was showing me a
uncompromising path into a deeper, murkier pool of new thinking. Go closer to yourself, recognize
and deal with the discomfort that comes from this upsetting

Second:  Try and get to the mysteries sealed by time, but realize you will fail. Yet it is through this failure you will create a visual adventure of poetic beauty. The full history of an individual can only live within their own minds. The unnavigable terrain of the mind, a journey ripe for failure and rich with material; a lyrical and intense critique with Peter Rostovsy.

The images above are experiments in making 3 dimensional pockets from from photographs.

1 comment:

  1. With respect to your comments in the post below about contrast and comparison ("absence defines definition..." etc.), there's a verse in a Mary Oliver poem that goes “I think of each life as a flower, as common / as a field daisy, and as singular, / and each name a comfortable music in the mouth / tending as all music does, toward silence...” Same thing? - David F.