Imagine two separate and discreet pieces of photography born of disconnected days using vastly different treatments, yet they are deeply connected. The amber glass vase is the same in both photographs. Blues and red reflective surfaces refract and reflect with the glass in ways hitherto unanticipated. As Stephen and I were exploring the two photographs as separate art, there was a moment of sudden and instant connection. A synaptic bridge was created and cannot be broken.
The Watcher’s eyes reverberate with concentric patterns of soft blue waves. It presents itself as an omniscient, all knowing and unsighted entity that might explore the universe. Echolocation, in Bobby’s world, would suddenly spring forth and become the surface to be explored. How would the Watchers exploration manifest on the surfaces of Echolocation. All we needed to do to have the inanimate pieces connect and become aware of each was to move the Echolocation photograph 180 degrees.
In doing so: the two photographs speak to each other, the two unrelated inanimate entities communicate with each other, the connection is the same piece of glass, the same abstract technique and the muse of Bobby Stallworth connect two profoundly separate worlds. Jim, Robb, Bobby and Stephen and our communities all connect through a piece of dimpled amber glass and a camera. Now you our audience have joined that continuum.
Now for the third pillar of connection here: music. We pondered and considered. For me Gustav Holst The Planets Op.32 is the one. The opening about 1:25 into Mars, The Bringer of War is the powerful growing music that several orchestras perform remarkably. The slow rise, the accelerations into the second minutes and ebbing to and fro as the phonic echoes probe the surface of the photograph. Venus, The Bringer of Peace has horns gently calling out as strings play back. Where are the sound waves going and whence they came. To drive home this musical connectivity, we watch orchestras with dozens of people flawlessly play with their instrumental family, across to accentuate, counterpoint and dance with the other orchestral artists. Here we have a visitor and guest, a facilitator and an artist all connect through an inanimate piece of amber glass and then to a performance half way around the world in Singapore.
And so there we go and arrive to the most remarkable place that exists … within the human mind.
The beauty of art is its ability to connect us by sparking and compelling a conversation…
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