Thursday, February 15, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Jasper Johns is still painting.
The reviewer, Deborah Solomon, ends her review: “... Leonardo da Vinci was one of the first masters that Mr. Johns admired. He was especially captivated by the ‘Deluge’ drawings,... When he was in mid-30s, Mr. Johns had a chance to actually see the drawings..... Was it an exciting experience? ‘Yes,’ he replied with typical terseness, and a little laugh, ‘except that they looked exactly like the reproductions.’”
I began my “Comment” at the article: “Solomon’s article ending is lovely. It reminds me of Jacques Derrida’s iconic point that writing in speech—displaced authoriality in authorship—makes all originals quotational.”
-- gary e. davis --- 12:06 AM
Friday, February 09, 2018
To say that sundry gardening is “1000+ pages” is an understatement, because that’s actually 1000+ documents, most of which are more than one typical-book page long (though many are much less than a book page). It’s fair to say that the documents average 3 book pages.
It’s fair to say that sundry gardening is 3,000 pages—longer than Proust’s Time Regained (commonly titled Remembrance of Things Past), let alone Ulysses.
-- gary e. davis --- 4:12 PM
Saturday, February 03, 2018
I’m devoted to my love of writing—I’m serious—but the point of life is fun. So, I have serious fun.
Love you, wording!
Seriousness of devotion to appreciability calls for humility of pretense.
There’s no sacrilege in lightness about enlightening woods.
Call me license of happy old age there.
Hear: We are each other’s window, each’s mirror.
-- gary e. davis --- 2:54 PM