Roses in an Unrelenting World
A few years ago, I did a photography project and it's stuck with me as a favorite durational art work.
Two quotes come to mind now via this wee flower project of simple observation coupled with the unrelenting and contant still-(dis)believable / (un)believeable march of events in our world— it all feels like a remembering of a never-was / once was — the continued surreality of my 21st century Ever-Romanticism:
Theater and cultural critic, Jill Dolan writes that some performances— and I'll expand this, here, to encompass artworks, generally— she writes that these events / sharings capture “this longing toward a better future, offering an aesthetic experience of the beautiful…calling attention to the sad, inherent loveliness of an always changing world." 1
And I am thinking here, too, of French poet Stéphane Mallarmé whose poem, The Future Phenomenon reads freakishly prescient. The work ends with: