rose 25, photograph
“Vermeer found a life’s work in the corner of a room.”
– Irwin Greenberg
There are worlds within worlds.
One of my favorite short stories is The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges – an aleph is a point in space which contains all other points. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping or confusion. A concept full of hope and potential.
As an artist you define the scope within which you create your work – it might be your room, your house, your town, country, etc. The physical scale of this boundary does not limit the reach of our exploration. It may feel that way at first, or at some point – you may want to believe that if you could just broaden our range, go to this or that interesting place, your work would jump to the next level.
It’s rarely true.
The solution is not to find a way out, but to find a way in. To enter the aleph.