What is in a name?
“A rose is a rose is a rose“, poetically stated the writer Gertrude Stein.
The line is from Stein’s poem Sacred Emily, written in 1913 and published in 1922, in Geography and Plays. The verbatim line is actually, ‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’.
But, is it?
What do names, titles, words, actually mean? What do they tell us about the current moment, about the times we are living in? Living through?
Fascinating are the titles of exhibitions I have taken part in, since the beginning of 2021, nearly a year after the Corona Virus/COVID 19/Pandemic transformed the world into an altered…world.
Recovery Justice: Being Well
A Thousand Words
Turmoil and Transformation
and during 2020:
Building Networks of Empathy
Chasing Ghosts V: Art that Pierces the Veil through Remembrance, Legacy, & Beyond
To get a sign of the times, read the signs.
To Your Health!