Luce Irigaray speaks about the invisible self and how it is accessed by the caress. The caress helps humans, both genders, into intimacy with the self.
Our inner world is glimpsed through our hands. Using the senses, specifically the sense of touch, is the way to reach that temporary moment of loss and realization. The inner self does not respond to didactic thought, but to suggestions of experience, recollection, and dream. A thread, a mark, a colour, a pared down open space distract us and invite contemplation.
Le Nouveau Louvre opens today in Sudbury. An image of my other piece can be seen on Judy's update.