What is the magic hidden behind our closed eyelids?
No, it’s not just the dark. There is the whole immense universe of the imagination.
A parallel world, one of the infinite possible worlds.
THE WEAKEST OF ALL SENSES
Do you ever wonder why a work of art strikes you, catches your attention or upsets you?
For example, everything Edgar Allan Poe wrote strikes me;
and it is not only the sublime ability to write or the bold originality of the topics of his stories and poems.
What fascinates me is that sense of fragility and weakness that can be grasped in all his work and life.
This is why I decided to dedicate one artistic project to him ( The Awfulness majesty ).
I am a visual artist, and sight is the sense I mainly use. But sight is also the weakest and most vulnerable sense.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AND / OR LOVE IS BLIND.
The title ‘The glasses’ struck me immediately because it seemed too ordinary and not very disturbing to be a Poe story.
Another bizarre love story, a passionate and lightning-fast love, AT FIRST SIGHT, will run an unexpected path due to a weak vision problem.
So love can also arise from an ‘oversight’: but always remember that you will see the fireflies as lanterns if you don’t wear glasses.
WITH WHAT DO WE SEE?
With the hands.
With the mind.
With the heart, because ‘the essential is invisible to the eye’ (Antoine de Saint Exupery).
So without the eyes, you can create images.
THE UPSIDE-DOWN IMAGE
Artistic creation is a challenge.
It is like the solution to the riddle of the Sphinx, with the difference that the question that the artist asks himself each time at the moment of creation can have infinite answers.
Therefore, the clear artistic vision can be an image that contains (as in the old photographic practice) a ‘film positive’ and a ‘film negative’ generated simultaneously in the camera.
The charm of glasses lies in the fact that they often reveal realities that we don’t want to see; they are bearers of a clear vision that disturbs, confuses, and scare us.
After all, I also love blurry images a lot.
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