Sometimes I have to make a model

To build a larger reality. Sometimes the concepts in my understanding are unformed, milky. I can feel them, but I don’t know what they mean, or what the significance of their structure is, that is, until I speak them out loud.
When I started making mobiles what drove me was their 3 dimensionality- that they did not hierarchically arrange the relationship between viewer and object, and they also did not cut off the connection between viewer and viewer the way television does. I wanted to make 3 dimensional tv, I wanted to allow the space the way a fire allows space, circularly.
Then in conversation with dave I realized that with these sculptures I have really been exploring how to break story down into its most basic elements, so that a mute object can ‘tell’ a story.
There are 3 primary elements (and J reminded me of this too), there is always a subject. Without a subject there is nothing to transform. The subject is rotating around an object, and both of these are both passing through and influenced by an environment, an element.
So I have a big narrative I am making now. Yes, I want to make these to fill airports and concert halls, but sometimes you have to build the model first, before you build the larger piece. This may only be 12 feet in circumference, a delicate synapse whose circumference is just a small room. But I can’t make the movie til I write the script.
And yes, it will have a whale in it.


About noah crowe

I was born without a name. Later my family named me Noah Crowe. Crowe is my father's last name. I am an artist. Rather, I am a human being, seeking to know what I am. I am writing this blog to document my quest to know who I am in this world for my unborn son (and/or daughter). My father never passed on his journey to me, and I believe that it is story and ritual that informs our world; the worlds we live in, internally and externally. This is my way of giving myself, and my potential son, a window into this process of finding spiritual meaning and service in a culture that I find to lack the foundation of integration between the spiritual, the communal, and the societal.
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