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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

intimacy and hope






4 comments:

  1. A scene of edward hooper, the characters are younger but the atmosphere reminds me of the pictures, Morning Sun, Hotel room. There is a photo of Joel Meyerowitz, New York City interior, inspired by these paintings, talking about the permanence and extension of time.

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  2. how lovely they are!! how they lean together as this light finds their small bodies, a moment of quiet and love. will they remember, sometimes, in the loud chaos of years to come, and be able to turn toward each other like this for a moment of comfort? i hope so...

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  3. Like a Walker Evans! What a gift you bring to the world, Erin.

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  4. damaso, these are my children when they were younger and it was on my old film camera and then scanned. i love the grain in it. it speaks to the nostalgia i feel in the shot. i'm glad you like it. when i consider permanence and the extension of time in regards to my children, this is the most difficult confrontation. it is easier in terms of the self, isn't it? you are a father. you would understand this.

    james, remember when they leaned together giggling on the couch the other weekend? such a rare and poignant moment. (ha! transience again! it wouldn't have been as poignant except for its rarity.) i hope i hope they remember it but when i showed it to them they both made violent (loving) motions at the other, tiny fingered guns and zapping annihilators.

    silverfinofhope, you're very kind. i bring nothing, but time to time i manage a sliver of mirror.

    xo
    erin

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