On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 09:46 -0600, Douglas Barbour wrote:
> Definitely compacted and obscure in its way, Chris, but they accrete,
Doug, many thanks for the comment. The images I am looking for, it seems
to me anyway, need to click into place in a very precise and definite
way and yet at the same time be totally ambiguous, and for sure accrete
in an ambiguous way. It is one of those seemingly impossible things to
ask for and yet something that poetry is able to do in what appears to
be a quite effortless fashion.
I have seen it also in painting, art photography and most interestingly
and importantly the more recent grid sculptures by Gilbert and George.
I was taught sculpture as black and white video production, so don't
need to struggle with G&G's definition of sculpture, however the
seemingly effortless process is something that needs to be held onto.
This effortless illusion seems to require many, many, many attempts to
get right, all the same.
best wishes, Chris Jones.