Consider the trappings in life and the things that can trap you. Hinges can be found on objects that be closed up: a door to a room or closet, a diary, a cabinet. What else can be shut tight? Rivets are fasteners; what are they holding down? And why are they where they are? Ribbons and lace can tie something up, appearing to be gentle and innocent, but are they? Then there are the trappings of the material lives we lead: jewelry, the lace and ribbons again, artifacts of our relationships like the pen and letter. Always look beyond the trappings to find out what it all means.
- Thu, Apr 5, 2018