Friday, January 09, 2009

straying with eyes closed and nothings (a found map of the universe)


"what makes us look for a long time is that we do not look where we should or that we look where we should not. but how to look for what we should when we do not even know what we are looking for? and this is what always happens when we compose and when we create. fortunately, by straying in this fashion, we make more than one discovery, we have good encounters, and often are repaid for what we have looked for without finding by what we have found without looking for."

"(in a dream.) to unite matter to forms, which are the purest, the most beautiful, the truest things in nature. (written at night without being able to see.)"

"poetry made with little matter: with leaves, with grains of sand, with air, with nothings, etc. "

some text from the notebooks of joseph jaubert, 1808 - 1812. image, an old piece of paper damaged from acidity, reversed.

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Anonymous Zach said...

I wonder if there's a place in the universe where you can look up and see the stars arranged in just such a fashion.

6:12 AM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

Foxed galaxy.

5:53 PM  
Blogger squareamerica said...

Wow, Vija Celmins better watch her back!

11:21 PM  
Blogger susan heggestad said...

Thanks for posting this.
I found these words so truthful that I had to immediately find out more about joseph joubert... and I even purchase a book. I'm not an impulsive shopper - but this was special.

11:06 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

the joubert book is incredible. i could probably do a post from it a day for year. you will love it! always so happy to share these things.

11:27 AM  

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