25.11.04 | Staircase Analogies (+The Saturnyne Get All Angular)
"If you gaze into The Abyss, then the Abyss will gaze also into you".
These photographs, are part of a much larger project that i have been working casually on for many years.
The idea for the project came about upon the discovery of a French Parisian phrase i discovered:
I'm not sure if that's the correcr spelling. But at this time of night, i can't be arsed to go and check. Anyway, it means The Spirit of the Staircase and defines that precise moment when you've lost the argument, and stormed out of some (Parisian) apartment, and are standing on that(Parisian) staircase, suddenly thinking of all the things, those witty, cutting, scathing things that you would have liked to have remembered to have said during the aforementioned argument.
And now it's too late. You lost. Deal with it. Or don't.
AS i took the pictures, over several years, i began also to see a Yin and Yang within them, and started to imagine the stairs as a connection between Heaven and Hell:
You stand at the summit... and you stare down into The Abyss, into the terror below... you may be in your Heaven, but feel a chill emanating from those depths. You know a moment of fear...
You crouch in the depths, wretched, and gaze up into the beautiful light. The light offers redemption. You know you can never reach it. And your agony is increased manifold by that hopeless hope...
I The Saturnyne, traverse the path between these points. Without ever reaching or touching either of them. That is my blessing. That is my curse.
L'esprit d'Escalier1 (At last i find a use for the "Glowing Edges" filter in Photoshop)
L'esprit d'Escalier2 Oh, the lines! HElp!- I'm falliiiiii-
L'esprit d'Escalier3(More angles than you can shake a pointy stick at!)
These pics are for Darkchild And Princess Potty Mouth who requested "Nothing". I hope my interpretation fulfills that request... more pictures of other requests will follow as i pull the scrumpled bits of paper out of the rat... (i couldn't find a hat, so i got a "volunteer").
PS: i also suffer from vertigo...