Strange and Singular, 2014. Hand embroidery, wool, cashmere, cotton and silk on canvas, 18"x26"
Curiosity is a new vice that has been stigmatized in turn by Christianity, by philosophy, and even by a certain conception of science. Curiosity, futility. The word, however, pleases me. To me it suggests something altogether different: it evokes "concern"; it evokes the care one takes for what exists and could exist; a readiness to find strange and singular what surrounds us; a certain relentlessness to break up our familiarities and to regard otherwise the same things; a fervor to grasp what is happening and what passes; a casualness in regard to the traditional hierarchies of the important and the essential.My partner James has a new venture that I strongly (and without bias!) encourage you to check out. His new book Dreams and Realities is available as the first offering from Blue Iris Editions, his publishing company, which will offer ebooks and limited edition folios. He is also looking for submissions, so if you have a project you think will be suitable, please do get in touch with him.