I met with Doug S. at the State of Illinois Gallery about my thesis show.
He also saw that it is an architectural environment. that I am trying to create a passage to a liminal space: that the chalk room is referential to the Kabaa in Mecca: that the intention is transformative in nature - moving from death to life, accounting for the deaths, and tallying the living.
We talked about the cleansing fountain idea as a metaphor - not as an actual fountain. What can I use to symbolize the cleansing?
We talked about the use of an invitation to go home and make 3 million lines to commemorate the widows. A take away if you will.
We discussed the duality.
He questioned weather it was a type of momento mori