spent a good afternoon with pheobe who was working on an essay - based around Malevich's 'black square on a white ground' - how its deterioration has created a new work, perhaps more pleasing....and looking at other works that link in some way....of course, this reminded me of how pheobe had been working with limited materials in her dial photographs
Robert Fludd (1617)
Tantric painting (date unknown)
page 37 from Tristram Shandy (1759)
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