not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

investigation of self II: value

case a.


case b.


























9 comments:

  1. Just a little bean, and how focus can change it.
    One can write an entire essay on this study.
    (these reflections change us!)

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  2. actually, he turned around, too, although most wouldn't know that. how he hangs his head when he does. what might this mean?

    i was thinking of shooting something today and i wondered what might i shoot that had value. at first i wanted to shoot a burst of white light coming out of my chest. that's what i was feeling. and then when i looked to find a real object to shoot it seemed the smaller the item (with the greater the source of potential) the better. this little seed seemed perfect. and then he surprised me with his personality.

    i was wondering, too, what we see of ourselves when we look inward and what we see of ourselves when we look outward.

    xo
    erin

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  3. You do know that your comments, illuminations, add to the initial piece. How I wished we could talk to those poets and writers we studied in school. For T.S.Eliot, I would have asked him about the initials. Why? Why? Then, the topics/themes he chose. Then, the state of mind he was in at the time he wrote them.

    Perhaps, in our naivete we think we know all there is to know when we look at a piece. I want the back story too.

    Are you, for instance, thinking about your impeding changes? Are you saddened or gladdened by them? Seeds do that, help me look ahead, at the possibilities, the potential in action.

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  4. I see these pictures and think about the subjective view, there is no universal truths. It all depends on the position and perception of the subject. Seeing this bean I remembered the book by Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution, things that seem insignificant but they contain everything an emotional charge.

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  5. Here i was thinking it was a picture of a pill. Add a cartoon smile on 'em heehee

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  6. rosaria, this is true for all of us, isn't it, what's behind what we write or draw or shoot/create. what we create might be an investigation, an unraveling of an argument, but too, it might be a mask, a carefully selected facet of an investigation. and so we must always wonder (and never quite know) who and what is behind anything and so, the work must stand for itself first and then we might wonder about the larger context of its creation. ha! but i could argue either way on any given day.

    that said, of course i am wondering on my impending changes but the truth is is that i am inside of change already, as we all are, of course, but right now (for me) very active change, in how i am and who i am. i can hardly see myself for all the forces at work. but i think you want to know something more personal and so i tell you this, rosaria, my dear friend, i am deeply in love and about to change my life on such a scale! i am nervous, yes, but incredibly excited and quite willingly naive:)

    damasao, i wonder about this. how is it possible that these small (and on first sight, insignificant things) how can they contain an emotional charge? do they actually contain the charge, are they a source of humming energy, or are we only ever projecting the self over and over again?

    Masanobu Fukuoka, "His books are considered both farming compendiums and guides to a way of life." an interesting man and this is a significant understatement. you are a wealth of information, my friend. i'm grateful.

    aimee, you would know that no photo is what it appears to be:)

    thanks, laura. these little guys make me intensely happy. it's foolish. they fill some kind of void i'd not otherwise have seen.

    xo
    erin

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  7. Now I have to prepare the ground for my vegetable garden l think this bean, is fantastic. The entire universe is condensed into a bean.
    Do you speak french?
    Un abrazo.

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  8. The entire universe is condensed into a bean.

    !!!!

    yes! over and over again. and into droplets of water and moments when you hear a bird in the bushes and you don't even know its name! and and and countless other tiny IMMENSE events and beings!

    no, i'm sorry. it's pitiful. i am only now learning my one language of english.))

    xo
    erin

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