by Roi Delphin
Ginny Grayson - Untitled (2011) - Ink and gesso on paper
Harding Meyer; 2012
Untitled (Hot Springs)
Ryan McGinley; 2005
Untitled (Nudes, Van, Horse)
Untitled (Spitting Apples)
Rona Yefman; 1998
Justin Kirchoff; 2009
Peacock and Cobra
James Prosek; 2013
"You may charge me with murder—or want of sense—
(We are all of us weak at times):
But the slightest approach to a false pretense
Was never among my crimes!"
- Lewis Carroll; excerpt from The Hunting of the Snark
"This is a Paragraph
The story continues after this. It’s not the end.
The paragraph stops suddenly, and from its vantage point, there is a deep valley and emptiness beyond. Questions are asked, but not answered. Darkness.
Naturally, the characters are scared. They don’t know what’s beyond this or if they’ll survive. This is a part of the story, of course, but the characters don’t understand this. All they know is the paragraph, which is the now. They forgot that before this one, there were other paragraphs where they breached the gap and arrived safely on the other side.
From the point of view of the character, every sudden stop or failure in every story feels like it could be the end. But it’s a story, so of course it feels that way. Without the unexpected, it would be boring.
But there is only one ending in a story. Very likely, this is not it. It’s probably just a paragraph– and all you need is a new vantage point."
- Julien Smith
Women’s House (Sunglasses), Veronica
Sanja Ivekovic; 2004
Women’s House (Sunglasses), Mercedes
What Is Memory?
Duane Michals; 1944
Dancer (unidentified with studded dance belt)
George Platt Lynes; betw. 1941 & 1952
"It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing."
- John Green; excerpt from The Fault in Our Stars