DIRT ELEGY

 

 

This work is about remnants of the past, loss and endings.

 

Objects that usually define and anchor us quickly lose their comfort and intimacy when they are removed from their ordinary context. Their substance and their power are rendered meaningless. The material stuff with which we surround ourselves becomes worthless, and the objects become ghosts of themselves.

 

Dirt Elegy not only devalues the separate objects but also unifies and transforms them into a meaningless assemblage that further undermines their worth as functional or valuable things. They become a worthless souvenir, a shadow pointing towards the past.

FRAGMENT OF RELIEF

 (Circa 300 BC)

 

This work, colloquially titled Sweet Relief, is all that remains of a temple relief uncovered in the northern part of the Pisolino Valley in Sogno, Italy.

 

The relief, which has been partially restored, is only a fragment of a much larger decorative architectural composition.

 

It appears to pay tribute to the divine state of sleeping, such as was venerated by the empire at this time. Its spiritual significance is otherwise unknown.

 

from SMALL RUMOURS

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