Monday, September 13, 2010

On consideration of the artist's process

Thank you, Paul Edwards.

From a letter from Diane Arbus to Marvin Israel:


A parable: yesterday on the Fifth Ave bus Amy found a little padlock and a key on the end of a knotty chain. She played with it delightedly locking and unlocking it, and then decided it would be better without the chain so she undid the key from the chain, and very pleased, like she'd solved everything, she slid the hook of the padlock through the hole in the key and locked the padlock. Now the key cannot be lost but it cannot be used either.

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