Do I want to make these items relate? Do I want to stamp one as a product, re-appropriated like the emotions of the individual? Do I want to draw lines between the hangman's hidden noose and the nails on the wall from which the clips hang? Little hangings, all. Little lives, bare. Paper and paint and boxes? Re-interpreted in a different manner every time. And thereby re-appropriated by the mind. Several minds.
"Why are they being labeled here in Trinidad? What would the value of labeling my work this way in narratives of development and progress?"
FROM Christopher Cozier's blog. READ an interview with Cozier, on the eve on the opening of a show at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, here.
ALL photos copyright Christopher Cozier.