Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I recently saw an old picture of my sister and me. When thinking of ideas for 'Island' I remembered how we used to sit on the couch and pretend we were surrounded by water and couldn't touch the ground. Sometimes we looked through a catalog, picking out the items we would have with us on our island. We chose crazy things that didn't make any sense, but since it was our imagination we could have anything we wanted. I know there were diamond necklaces, emerald earrings, and gold bracelets. It had nothing to do with survival but everything to do with fantasy.
What a frustrating image to consider. Aren't we all trying to avoid clutter and simplify our lives? The inspiration for this picture came from things I saw around my house. My test audience said it was hard to look at, and discomforting. Well, that's the point.