Sunday, March 03, 2013

In Association With the Past

detail from David Hockney 'Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2'

Currently reading David Hockney’s ‘That’s the Way I See It’, as a follow-up to & follow-on from ‘David Hockney by David Hockney’, & this very morning encountered within the reproduction the photo-collage ‘Pearblossom Highway’, featuring, as it does, a flattened aluminium (or aluminum, given the subject’s US location) can on the ground, amongst other discarded objects: why didn’t I happen upon this referential revelation during all that time I spent finding, photographically documenting, drawing & faithfully blogging all those similar ‘roadkill’ objects? (see archives between November 2008 – October 2012)

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