One should be able to seek inspiration from life's daily situations. So I have begun using my time spent in the office as subject matter for a new series of ink drawings, which will hopefully develop into a larger project. Much like the scenes of the suburbs, the American Dream, its loneliness and desires, can be seen in these seemingly mundane objects. The office chair, the computer, the window viewing out onto a bustling New York City street: they are symbols of progress, of success, of having what I've heard it referred to as a "big girl job". The objects, spaces, and technologies utilized to attain this concept of success are utilitarian and serve the purpose of connecting our bodies to our task. They can also seem distant, forgotten, and stark. A few recent explorations below:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
"if there is nothing in common between you and other people, try being close to things, they will not desert you; there are the nights still and the winds that go through the trees and across many lands among things and with the animals everything is still full of happening, in which you may participate.."