Monday, June 6, 2011

Lost Thoughts

'Lost Thoughts' by Jina Wallwork

This piece is based on Michelangelo's image of the prophet Jeremiah. In my version, this old man is trying to find his thoughts. When the memory is lost a thought seems impossible to access. The preservation of a thought can only be achieved through creation. The thought must adopt a permanent form. Once it exists as an object, it can no longer be lost. Michelangelo created many great pieces of art and within his mind would have been many thoughts of different projects. Some will have reached completion but others will have existed only as a thought and because of this, they are now lost to us. You cannot leave your thoughts to future generations; unless they take form in the world.

'The Prophet Jeremiah' by Michelangelo