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Thing and Object

I am going to construct a “Thing”

Finding feathers close to home

Broken objects

Broken head

There is another baby inside my mind

Thing and Object

The depressed narcissist mourns not an Object but the Thing.

Let me posit the “Thing” as the real that does not lend itself to signification, the center of attraction and repulsion, seat of the sexuality from which the object of desire will become separated.

materials for constructing a “thing”

Of this Nerval provides a dazzling metaphor that suggests an insistence without presence, a light without representation: the Thing is an imagined sun, bright and black at the same time. “It is a well-known fact that one never sees the sun in a dream, although one is often aware of some brighter light.”

Gérard de Nerval, Aurelia, in Selected Writings, trans. Geoffrey Wagner (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1957), p. 130.
–Kristeva, Black Sun, “Psychoanalysis–A Counterdepressant”

How many feathers does it take to make a wing?

Albrecht Dürer, Left Wing of a Blue Roller, c. 1500 or 1512, watercolor and gouache on vellum, heightened with white, 19.6 x 20 cm (7 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.), Albertina, Vienna https://www.albertina.at/en/exhibitions/albrecht-duerer/

OLIVIER JOSEPH COOMANS, THE OLD DOLL, 1882.
Symbolic Invalidation On the wall
Wednesday, 25th September 2019.
Fabulous day at The Society of Women Artists 158th Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, SW1.
My work Symbolic Invalidation’ on the wall
Symbolic Invalidation On the wall ii
SWA 2019 @ Mall Galleries collage
outside Mall Galleries
symbolic invalidation
I am a happy little birdie to have 
my work 'Symbolic Invalidation'
accepted for

The Society of Women Artists
158th Annual Exhibition
at The Mall Galleries,
London, SW1.
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