June 5th 2012

“Making coherence out of things that seem contradictory: That is not to say a resolution — most interesting art retains a flickering quality where opposed ideas can be held in tense coexistence.” These words complement Martin Puryear’s amAzing woodwork sculptures. Today, I refound this beautiful quote to help a friend express sentiment that could further enhance photographic work, which is already a brilliant visual documentation of history begging to be recorded.

In just a week, two months will have already passed since the centenary moment of Titanic‘s disappearance. Transience is elusive by its own nature. Time would have stood terribly still for the grieving Titanic survivors and their families—this two-month mark must have been one of the most difficult. One does not reconcile the irreconcilable. One can only notice light begin to flicker again.