Today's Found Art Friday revisits a book called "Ways of Seeing" (circa 1972) by John Berger that made a loud squeaking noise on the Art Ranger's bookshelf until it was pulled out and cracked open:
(Berger in bold)
It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world: we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation of what we see and what we know is never settled.
|Mysterious sculpture of 4' ft. 8" tall bronze Gentleman staring at Pine Cone (insert phone) in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. No didactic plaque present.|
"that we are surrounded by it " has taken on new meaning since 1972. "It" is a vastly different place of (in part) self-made-selfness traced through images-therefore-i-am residue that circulates in a riotously abundant manner ..... instant grams, snaps of chats, posts, loops, memes, #s, and obsessive self-noticings of myriad mobile, satellite and cloud-assisted never-before-possible forms.
Even still, with all our overabundance, so very many moments we perceive, just do not translate into photographs, yet, we continue to strive to capture more, more, more, as a kind of salve to the living breathing surprise-loving brain. Yet, a great many other image-moments are only noticeable or memorable due to their unpremeditated, out-of-pocket instant inspirational stoppages in time:
|not requiring a Nikon camera, yet asking to please be acknowledged|
|This is where we live! Can hardly believe it sometimes. Because the land used to belong to the US Military, it is still not entirely ruined yet.|
|Cam doesn't get out much anymore. He is losing his muscle tone.|
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