___ AND ___
Artist, Hazel Colditz, studying the art of Bruce Nauman.
Maybe it is simplified, stimulating, and romantic to consider some of life’s possibilities in this way, but what I was considering was how we look at art, and are thus satisfying at least one goal of the artist – to have our work seen. Over the years I have done many photographs of people observing art. In fact one of my images appears in an Italian publication by a doctor of medicine on ‘seeing art.’ He pointed out to me when asking permission to use that image in his research, that I have added two more layers to the observation – me, the photographer, observing the viewer of the art through my camera, and now you the viewer of my photographic art. Repeating this observation by photographing someone viewing my photograph, I see a fractal in the making!
This is what I wrote for the commentary on this image for my show in Tucson in 2010. Now, looking at it, I see so much more. Hazel has just had surgery for cancer and I can not help but hope that the last lit ___ AND ___ in the sculpture, CUT AND LIVE, is a prescient truth.
Unfortunately for our world, Hazel passed on to eternity on January 16th, 2012. I will miss her forever.
11″ x 14″ Limited edition of 25, Archival pigmented ink on museum paper, prices available on request.