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Anxiousness and Expectations

Viewing “Loose Landing”, a collage with Thomas Prinz

By: Mike Nesbit

“I’m just as interested in leaving room for ‘failure’, so that a work can wind up becoming something completely different from the intentions I started out with.”                Sterling Ruby in conversation with Kate Fowle

 

cutting and ripping

hammer on a nail … comfortable position for the eye

the nail breaks from the wall … the paper terrors

pleasurable unpleasures

repeat

ripping and cutting

paint on paper … paper on floor

stepping away from the wall … viewing a void

pink insulation has never been so beautiful

cutting and ripping

stepping away from the wall

accumulation of stuff meant for something else

Kind of Blue in the background Giotto blue in the foreground

feelings of comfort arriving … inhibitions from intentions

excitement building through cautious viewing

a collage of collage … a collective collection

external whispers enter

a knot in the stomach … burning skin under the hair

the wall disappears … expectations crumble

a feeling of defeat … anxious anger

no more cutting

no more ripping

collage breaks away … tossed to the floor

humility comes into play

objects emerge from an unlikely place

they’ve landed loosely

splendid

 

 

 stepping away from the wall … viewing a void

stepping away from the wall … viewing a void

 Kind of Blue in the background Giotto blue in the foreground

Kind of Blue in the background Giotto blue in the foreground

 excitement building through cautious viewing

excitement building through cautious viewing

 a collage of collage … a collective collection

a collage of collage … a collective collection

 objects emerge from an unlikely place

objects emerge from an unlikely place

 they’ve landed loosely

they’ve landed loosely