elizabeth barnes

Each and every painting is a time battery – its apperception could consume a lifetime. -David Joselit

I love this quote and especially the concept of paintings as “time batteries.” It suggests that each painting can embody its own history of production and its place in time while simultaneously connecting to a much larger network, one that spans deep time and history. The quote uses the term apperception to imply an embodied idea connected intuitively to a larger body of ideas. This perfectly describes my thinking as I consider each painting.