Bough, Cumberland Springs, 1986. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Van Gelder Simili Japon) from original 8×10 negtive.
“This unheimlich place, however, is the entrance to the former Heim (home) of all human beings, to the place where each one of us lived once upon a time and in the beginning.” Sigmund Freud, from ‘The “Uncanny”‘, quoted from Norman Bryson’s ‘Looking at the Overlooked: four essays on still life painting’, Reaction Press, London. p.170.
I think Freud was barking up the wrong tree. We may all be barking in the wrong forest. Thinking about individuality, the subject and the subjective has been a useful paradigm. But oh the places it has taken us. And oh the cords we have dissed. But who am I to say? Nothing. Just some where in the forest.
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