08 November 2010, Victoria and Albert Museum, “Cameraless Photography” Exhibition. London, England
An awe-inspiring exhibition is daunting, an invitation to breathe in greatness, the unforeseen bonus for the price of admission. Some art simply paralyzes me.
Exhilaration, interwoven with tiny-yet-mighty threads of self-loathing, tugs at my sleeve, a patchwork smattering of intensity to cloud bliss.
Where have I been hiding out? And when did my world view become such a narrow, defeatist’s playground?
Here in the dark, senses on high alert, I key into the lush works that are lit to pop out from another dimension. I am slightly uncomfortable. I have never been so confronted by the power of greatness. I forgot there are others here. And now an artist is beside me in the darkness. The whisper of her pencil tickles the paper, perhaps guided.