by Stormfish October. 06, 2013 4276 views

great things are never made out of thin air. everything that ever counted didn't just appear; it was mounted as the last piece of the summit on a huge pile of predecessors.

we are but dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants (bernard de chartres). and as such, though we might see a tiny bit farer than those beneath us, we also will be the ones having seen less far than those who'll once climb onto our own decayed bodies.

so, i look at the things i've achieved, the tiny little bit of contribution to some remote areas of understanding, that feeble small plant i've once released into the great jungle of life; and i feel sadness and joy at the same time, the dignity of a dwarf and the pride of the friend of the giants, before i fall into insignificance… and the relief of not being the hero of had to do everything, from the beginning to the end, by himself.

jüdisches museum, berlin []

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Olivier Girard 7 years, 11 months ago

... et soudain, j'ai froid...

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Roxanne 7 years, 11 months ago

yes very powerful: the museum, the faces, the words you add, the history. it is a really strong visual set together. I instantly felt as if I had been here somehow and could relate. someday i will visit.

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-- Lyency 7 years, 11 months ago

the powerful vertical arrangement draws the attention to the remarkable narrative

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 11 months ago

A shocking installation in the Judisches Museum, and strange associations from you... thought provoking in more ways than one..

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Josy 7 years, 11 months ago

I also feel the relief not to be this hero ! I don't believe to be the friend of giants but I have the dignity of a dwarf :)
Set Splendid

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Jacki 7 years, 11 months ago

#3 appeals to me... I think I'd like to own a bunch of those... they remind of of Maharba's work.

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