Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Women Who are Looking Off Frame (again)
Thinking the light in Close Encounters. Off frame. We imagine it. Something visionary lights the women.
But also Penelope waiting for Odysseus. Though women never do that anymore. A movie by Antonioni, L'avventura (1960), the woman who disappears on the island of rock and who is never found again and whose wealthy family & friends don't seem to really care ...that woman, in all her guises, is still there, watching.
And nipples, yes. The milk of .....
...women in caves; women on black blankets, small white women with skinny arms if not waiting, then looking...
But what are they looking at? And why does one of them shy away?
18" x 24" charcoal on triple-primed cotton canvas sheet.