Thursday, December 04, 2008

trying to remember the sky...

trying to draw all the stars in neuchatel

trying to draw all the stars
in the sky,
seen
while lying on my back
on the floor
looking through an open window
from a darkened room,
falling asleep,
with quiet breath,
one night
in september...

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6 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

Too many associations to recount...It's interesting that you are a sound artist, I think of your blog as a tuning fork for my brain.

2:01 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

yes, well also a painter, so the tuning fork moves back and forth between sounding for the ears and vibrating for the eyes too...!

6:45 AM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

Eye has not hear, nor has ear seen

3:23 PM  
Blogger gossamer said...

i love your star drawing! this is so beautiful... it reminds me of "i speak through a hole in my head" with the stoplight drawings. but also of the feldman & schindler house drawings - i'd say these are some of my favourites, but i find myself saying that about much of your work. do you have a series of star drawings like this one?

9:13 AM  
Blogger gossamer said...

actually, come to think of it...
there's one more thing...
this also reminds me of darwin's documentation of plant movements in a way, as well...

9:30 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

thanks gossamer for the kind words. it's actually only one drawing, done from a specific place on a specific evening for a specific moment, so that's all there is! but it is certainly connected with all of the minimal process sort of notation drawings you mention. it's rare to be in a space where you can lie on the floor, look out the window, and see the stars in the sky - certainly not possible in los angeles! of course, that darwin drawing and notation of plant movement was one of my favorite things in the show! beautiful.

7:16 AM  

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