Sunday, September 9, 2012
Showing this cut out in NH adds nicely to the context of the piece. The image is of a rockslide in the southwest, as well as a featureless profile. In the state of NH those two things together must make one think of the old man on the mountain that is no longer. A natural formation at first, in the late decades of the 20th century the old man's profile had to be held in place by chains and bolts. When I found this out the profile became a joke to me. What did it matter if there was a naturally occurring profile there if its existence was no longer natural? When the old man's face finally fell off the mountain, I was tickled pink. Nature had won. The persistence of water and wind that formed the profile took it away. Rocks will fall, here and in the southwest - it is inevitable.
I'm very happy that the first showing of this piece is in NH.
Posted by Michele Lauriat at 11:35 AM