Today we finished putting up the photographic work in the Ascending Gallery all the way to the fourth floor.
We purchased a new extension ladder which allowed us to reach the ceiling (with some difficulty).
Ed helped with his long reach and between the three of us we got it done.
Sae's mobile is a permanent fixture in the stairwell. It seems to float and dance between the pieces.
All and all it is a magical space.
The photographs shown are by Simeon Posen
with the two middle framed pieces in the roof space by Elaine Ling and Pamela Williams
Today Sae'n'I' were re-hanging the collage gallery with new work.
Hammer, pins, transparencies are the tools we use.
These photos were taken during the process.
What is interesting is the way in which these images are composed.
The angles as they repeat and move seamlessly from one frame to the next.
Seen together they reveal something of the mysterious patterns of perception.
These two collages were done on two separate days.
The one in the foreground is by Sae Kimura
the ghostly figure in the background is by me, deborah harris.
We made the each of their surrounding space transparent and overlapped them,
making them appear to walk together.
They seem to describe something of our relationship.
Today the Reference Library was having a used book and magazine sale. The collage artist's dream is to scrounge through such a sale and find hidden gems. Eron and Sae met there and were shocked by the line-up circling the building. It is a strange phenomena, lining up for something that you want. The longer you wait the more you want the reward of waiting and the harder it is to leave the line, to quit, to give up on your wanting. Knowing when to quit is a useful lesson to learn in any situation. It is not always a failure to walk away. It can be that it allows us to proceed with something other.