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Re: I would rather burn them



From: Barbara Harman <ArtSurvive@AOL.COM>
> In graduate school, one of my professors, a sculptor whose work is in
museum
> collections all over the world, made a point of telling his students that
> every piece he ever made or sold or donated was created with the express
> purpose of gradually disintegrating, in part or in total. He was making a
> statement about art, conservation, museums and the futility of attempting
> immortality. It still resonates with me.
>
> Barbara Harman
>

I really like this way of looking at life. Everything is and should be seen
as temporary.

My only problem with this attitude is that many of the so called archivists
use this as a reason to not use the items in the collection -  "We will wear
them out".

tks

aj

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