Artist: Jack X Proctor
Medium: 120 film scan mounted on acrylic
Dimensions: 24 x 36 inches
In all of these travels, there is one similarity. I look at the waterways on Mother Earth, and they remind me of my grandmother’s varicose veins. Both carrying an essence that brings forth an inexplicable grief in me—when I think of them from a distance, as an image, I am filled with joy, for such essence of the before exists. But when I am confronted with the sheer materiality of these veins, I am confronted with the notion that they are perishable. “Impermanent, fragile, insubstantial, perishable, short-lived, painful. Subject to change.” (Chapter 2: The Inconceivable Skill in Liberative Technique, the Vimalakirti Sutra as translated by Robert Thurman).
Water way. Anyway. Here, corner. I give you more air than I have in the past. We’re not just seeing a slice of you now. You will get the whole picture. Corner.
This is where I am, in the sky, learning Sky. Here.
I am extending my sense organ into yours. Corner, become large.
Excerpt from “Earth Sky” written by Ganavya Doraiswamy