Stimulus: Extract from The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud.
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Issue 10 · August 2019
1 Of the future we had been talking. Other lives are there when in other words we may speak of picturing the world in plain sight We are seeking words unwritten of that untimely moment of the style and the man. His reading of life was restless, an aesthetic of action...
A deep silence settled in the loft, spreading out to fill the corners. And within the darkness stood a man, his body rigid and erect, his gaze turned towards the city.
“I need to be constantly surrounded by people who look at me.” Hernán explains to me once he has done a tour of the house, filled with portraits of friends, family, and some of the eminent figures who have modelled for him.
A piano composition on the spur of the moment.
There are things they do not tell you about occupied Palestine. You see, there are two types of cities. The first is built to be seen, to be gazed at. To have its curved vernaculars adored and to have the words “hundred years” roll off the tongues of elegantly-practiced private guides.