12 thoughts on “New Domestic…..Seen….

  1. Playing with the focus and reflections…I like them very much but this is too much – when we moved a year and a half ago, the first photos I took around the house were reflections in glass doors, of various objects. Great minds…. 😉 Best of luck in the new place, and throughout 2020. 🙂

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    • Thank you Lynn.
      This like-minded comment has inspired….

      Perhaps
      that is what we do
      when we (have/are) move(d)—
      we live closer
      for a (moment/while/)time
      to the threshold
      of/between looking out
      and looking in
      to the threshold
      of between

      Peace to you and yours–

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      • Perhaps, yes. It’s a liminal time. Your idea is interesting and beautifully put. I might have just figured I was looking at certain objects anew because I’d just moved them, but this goes deeper and I think you may be right. 🙂
        I hope you are locating all the essential kitchen tools without too much trouble. That can be crazy-making. 🙂 ,

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        • “You can never step into the same river twice” and I think, perhaps, you can never look at the same object twice. It has moved and so have you and so have all of the objects that move in both of your orbits and so….perhaps this “changed-ness” is just more apparent in times of (personal) movement and change. I think of this “river” as a (or the?) river of time and so even our perceptions of any object are never repeated (there’s really no such thing as repetition, really….) and in fact the objects themselves are never really the same objects, are they? The things around us and us and our shared environments are ever in flux and any sense(s) of stability or immutability that we have is (are) largely relative and mostly (if not entirely) illusory.
          Change is the only constant.

          I’m going to change into a sleeping person…..soon….

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          • Yes, yes, yes…do you know Robert Irwin’s work? He’s mostly known for light installation pieces. Years ago, in the late ’80’s, I worked at a public garden in NYC that hosted Irwin for an exhibit. He did a beautiful installation in an old building on the garden’s grounds and also sunk a flat, plain stone into the ground in the woods. It said, “Ever present, never twice the same.” One of my favorite pieces ever, the small stone wasn’t noticed by many people. It just sat there, gathering leaves and detritus, constantly changing. 🙂

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            • I am not familiar but I will definitely check it out. What you have said so far does remind me of “To Encircle Base Plate Hexagram, Right Angles Inverted” by Richard Serra which was just installed in front of SLAM last year. It’s funny that a lot of people (my wife included [who is an artist]) tend to “poo-poo” such installations and if makes me wonder if the piece might not have gotten more “appreciation” if it weren’t quite so visible….
              But as it is, it is still there….gathering grit, and road-dirt and grime and eroding and………..and isn’t that part (at least) of the point? Isn’t what happens to a piece like that over time in fact part of what the piece itself IS? “Art” and even “artwork” or “the artwork” is something so much more than a static “thing” that we go to a museum to “look at”?
              Dunno. Just my (first couple) two cents worth….

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    • Haha! Totally understood. And apparently as it is I have (apparently) already used up my month’s worth of free NYT browsing…if that’s even really a thing anymore because I’m quite certain that this is my very FIRST foray into NYT land for the year 2020 but….oh welll……

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        • Googled. With a couple of rather interesting detours before finding him. Steve Irwin’s (yes, the “Crikey! Look at the size of that Crock! guy) oldest son is named Robert Irwin. He came up first. Then this rather unsavory fellow:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_George_Irwin

          But finally….Yes! Looks quite fascinating. I love the idea of re-imaging/re-imaging/re-conceptualizing(?) space(s). I look forward to exploring his work. Thanks!

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          • What a story – probably couldn’t be farther from the artist Robert Irwin. I hope you have a few minutes to see what he’s done. Of course, working with light makes it the kind of work that is hard to get a sense of in two dimensions. He did the garden design for the Getty Museum in L.A. too. Do you know James Turrell’s work? Another western artist who works with light, also pretty cerebral but he uses gorgeous, saturated colors instead of little to no color.

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