Aric Crafford

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  • “ But then I realized I was holding onto something that didn’t exist anymore. That the person I missed didn’t exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we could wish all day long that they didn’t, but they always will. ”

    —    Sarah Ockler (via rhymez)

    (via wolpertiinger)

    Form is limitless.


    It is a state of pure possibility until it is defined. Form exists in an oppositional relationship with formlessness. The dissolution of form is not only a powerful compositional device but is also metaphorically potent. Form accommodates a need to embody an idea or a perception. Formlessness challenges that very need and questions our sense of the immutability of things as we know them. Form is a vessel. It can be open or closed. 

    “ While a painting, even one that meets photographic standards of resemblance, is never more than the registering of an emanation (light waves reflected by objects) - a material vestige of it subject in a way that no painting can be. ”

    —    On Photography, Susan Sontag, 1977

    “ The credence that could no longer be given to realities understood in the form of images was now being given to realities understood to be images illusions. ”

    —    On Photography, Susan Sontag, 1977
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