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The City/Body

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Orange Jupiter Squall, 2014 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

Staring out my studio window now watching as vehicles and people struggle to move about in this winter snow storm I imagine the city as a body – somewhat geometric in design but organic in it’s deference to the geography of the land.

Referring to our highways and byways as arteries – we are corpuscles – cells of the body moving about carrying out our duties – living out our lives within the life of the city. We are the miniscule creatures of a reef accreting the city around us as we live – industriously building and changing it.

These are documents of the flow of this organism – of which we are a part. And more, they are documents from within the organism – from our miniscule perspective – enveloping our emotion – dilated and disengaged from time.