I began this project with the intention of representing a window into my personal interiority, but found myself elaborating the conceptual methods by which we seek to distinguish the often permeable demarcations between self and other. The architecture of selfhood is a dialogue between exposure and concealment, expression and secrecy--a spatial language of permissions and refusals which every inquisitive individual must negotiate. If, as Mirtha Dermisache claimed, "there are no closed forms," we must celebrate the permeability of the structures (languages, maps, charts, symbols, mythologies, systems of measurement etc.) that we create in an attempt to make sense of our daily experience with the numinous.
The title of my sketchbook is a Saxon word: Windauge, "Wind-Eye" (pronounced "vindt-ow-geh"), prefiguring the modern "window." In the context of a visual interrogation of the architectures of identity, I find in this etymological relic a particularly vivid metaphorical resonance.
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