Keep up the exceptional job !! Lovin' it!
I always drop in at the Soho gallery and when I saw your statement I was hit by the fact that I had been I hhad been doing the same thing for awhile as well. I live close by the memorial so over the summer I just sat there taking pictures of people taking pictures watching them bend and twist and pose trying to get just the right shot with the WTC in the background. The masses armed with selfie sticks clashing like old jousting poles as they jostled into position at the rim of the pools fighting to get everyone into the shot. It was heartening to know that I was on track with something worthwhile evidenced by your images and statement.
So I am glad I got to see your work and your artist statement as you spoke for me as well, no the memorial is not a place of introspection it is a tourist destination.
At this point, I am just trying to figure out how to get a good price on selfie sticks o I can set up a table with a sign as a legitimate local survivor and grab a piece of the pie.
Appreciate your blog entry. I was a volunteer docent at the memorial in 2011 and 2012 and had to restrain myself from yelling at a woman in a miniskirt with it hiked up posing provocatively while sitting directly on victims names. I think I wound up just telling her it seemed disrespectful as it was bothering and upsetting other visitors and they wanted something done. It should be a place of reflection and I hope you are right that it will be one someday.
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