Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Beautiful Decay"

Here is an article on Autobiography by Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein published in Beautiful Decay. This series is ongoing/in progress so I have not been able to separate myself from the photographs and sculptural objects yet and deduce how they flow with one another. It was interesting to read a stranger's take on the matter and I was most drawn to her concluding paragraph:

"The narrative of the series is hard to follow, and therein lies its power; the viewer is tasked with the impossible exercise of constructing a life between bookend-like photographs of chopped hair. What emerges from the powerful work is not the objects themselves, or even whatever personal and mysterious experiences they might symbolize, but the artist’s movingly frantic and ultimately futile attempt to immortalize what is already gone."

Thank you, Ellyn, for the thoughtful words. I hope the narrative is clarified as more pieces are added to the series.

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