Saturday, February 03, 2007

hand in motion...

handinmotion

the last few posts have been about a connection between things:

things meant to be,
things physically,
and sometimes just "felt" to be...

must be something in the air.

this morning i discovered a found drawing on an old receipt stuck in a book. i love how you can actually feel the motion of hands in the line and its form. with all this connectedness running through my head, it seems that the gods and goddesses of fate had no choice but to hide this in the center of a 1974 first edition of simone forti's handbook in motion. the beautiful thing is that this line was drawn in the description area of the receipt, so that it somehow not only connects to the content of the book; but to a representation of the title....

perhaps it describes the title even better than re-writing the words; and i like to think this was the book clerk's intention - that he or she made other motion drawings representing titles of other books sold...

of course, the image formed could easily fit into the graphic notational language of dance movement and dance scores... or perhaps it's just simply a beautiful line on a nice old piece of paper...

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4 Comments:

Blogger greg davis said...

steve,
just wanted to say that i really love your blog. i highly enjoy it.
thanks,
greg

9:45 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

thanks much for kind words. i checked out yours as well, i see we have a mutual favorite in kaleidoscope's dive into yesterday.... yes!

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Kirston Clare said...

I second Greg's comment. A beautiful blog and an inspiration.

KClare

9:03 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

hi kirston, thanks so much for the kind words. i took a look at your photos which are quite stellar! i noticed your flickr photos of modern images with a lot of early woodcuts, you should check my november post 'when lambs grew on trees', the woodcut images are pretty wonderful. steve

3:06 PM  

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