a manner simple

“We are there in a manner older and simpler than any movement, displacement or penetration.” (Jean-Luc Nancy)

One of the fascinating creatures of mythology is the sphinx – a hybrid of human, animal and bird. She has appeared in art well beyond her ancient beginnings.  An enigmatic figure, sometimes considered malevolent and at others benevolent,  she too stands at the threshold –  between life and death, the old and the new. It is her liminality that appeals to me, that space “neither inside nor outside.”

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