the shepherds triangles
Présentation de la nouvelle édition JAP:
THE SHEPHERDS TRIANGLES d'ORLA BARRY
Dear Triangle Holder,
You are probably holding one of these cut-outs right now, a three-sided artefact with many possible interpretations. It’s one part of my prototypical, archetypal pyramid.
There are countless ways to present it, luring the viewer to different places and spaces, and tempting different meanings. You can dangle one from a nail in the wall in the hall, or place several along a shelf or a sill. You can show one triangle at a time or hang them like bunting in celebration of something dark. They can be placed like parts of a tart. Upside-down or right-way-up. In daylight or nightlight. In one room or spread across the house. You can also make my pyramid formulation as instructed visually on the envelope. It is live: an ever-changing performance of sorts in which different archetypes propose themselves as muted symbolic beings.
The only thing this lowly sheepkeeper asks is that the ‘shepherd’ triangle always holds a special place in your heart. Let her be the most important one, always present in whichever constellation you make. Reverse her role in history. Give her the highest and most visible spot. She, in turn, will watch over you.
May your triangular constellations be forever quicksilver.
All the best for now and don’t get stuck.
PS: I forgot to mention that Before Dark Dracula told me “A triangle is just a heart that hasn’t yet realised that it’s in love.”
édition numérotée et signée à 9 exemplaires + 3 E.A. de 16 Découpes numériques sur carton ebony colorplan 2x194x287mm + une lettre manuscrite de l'artiste.
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