Saturday, December 11, 2010

“When I Put My Hands...," Wojnarowicz

Incorporating text works into a photograph that the he took himself, Wojnarowicz uses the piece to deliver the message clearly. His words illuminate what the picture was most likely intended to convey, enhancing them and leaving no doubt. Specifically, the words speak of an event in which the speaker puts his hands on the body of another and sees the body unravel beneath him, revealing all the common layers of the anatomy that we all share. In my opinion, the words are exceptionally poetic, but the idea they are conveying is extremely creative. The photo behind shows how his words are true--that we are all the same underneath and will one day look the same despite our present exterior differences.

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