2008

 Drought

Plaster and gauze material left in the open landscape during a rarely occuring rainstorm.

The American transcendental writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, believed that nothing exists in nature that is not a form of inscription bearing the scars and traces of history.  For Emerson, it becomes a matter of knowing how to read the signs and signatures of nature, and of finding in the “open book” that he calls nature, her incessant narrative.  “Nature is a mutable cloud,” he writes,  “which is always and never the same”.  Through its “endless combination and repetition of a very few laws”, it shapes and names the changing conditions of our historical existence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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