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Size: 3.1 W x 5.9 H x 3.1 in
Showed at the The Other Art Fair
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Sculpture: Glass, Plastic, Clay, Wire, Fabric on Glass, Plastic.
This work was inspired by two separate novels: Alberta Alone by Cora Sandel and The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. While the story-lines of the two novels have at first glance very little in common, in the artist's point of view they both play on the notion of love-induced blindness from different but in the end, converging angles.
In Alberta Alone the writer observes: 'It is not true that love makes one blind. One sees twice as clearly'.
In The Pursuit Of Love the following dialogue unfolds between the narrator and her mother:
“He was the great love of her life you know.'
'Oh, dulling,' said my mother, sadly, 'One always thinks that. Every, every time.”
Through this work, the artist aims to address the popular notion around the blindness of love and to offer the possibility that perhaps what we understand as clarity and blindness are not so far removed from one another, and that other senses are at work which correspond to valuations and desires which cannot be neatly classified, or fulfilled.