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Whom shall we mourn?

March 17, 2010

A new VisPo inspired by some of Judith Butler’s recent work.

For a larger version, visit Artwalk.

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  1. March 20, 2010 4:50 pm

    Your artwork is beautiful, so rich with detail!

    • March 25, 2010 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura. It’s so much fun, a different way to use my brain–a break. Lol!

  2. March 20, 2010 11:52 pm

    A very beautiful and cyclical problem. Grief – and the fear of – come only to those who love, no?

    What an incredible picture poem. Stunning.
    Simon.

    • March 25, 2010 12:52 pm

      Thanks, Simon! Yes, it is a cyclical problem, although I think it’s possible to grieve things that one doesn’t/didn’t necessarily “love.” (Maybe they point to things that should have been loved, however. We refuse to love parts of ourselves and attach to something else (so we don’t have to deal with the parts of ourselves we’re scared of, disapprove of, etc.) and when the attachment goes, we “grieve” it and don’t grieve the parts that have been lost for years. That’s just one example.) Some of it is semantics. When do we love something/someone? What is grief? At a deep level they do correspond in a finite world (in the cycle you mention) when grief is seen as a natural response to loss and doesn’t become something else. (I think of Freud’s “Mourning and Melancholia.”)

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