Before mercury, my blood used to fill thermometers.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beauty is each culture's peculiar fiction.

Joel-Peter Witkin references Walker Evans' holy vision in "Disciple and Master." References - does not discuss - amidst remarking that Arbus et al were spiritual primitives. Somehow this is what shone out of this book for me. I had twisted it into something, I think, about his own capacity to see what is holy. That's what I want out of my artists. "Fire Walk With Me"-mystical, revelatory. "But then I saw the face of God and took the whole arm off."

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