the next (dis)comfort zone is up:
- 'Father of the Suicide': a reflection on life, family, and death by David Jordan ("We live in a tightly knit neighborhood, so we heard things about Adam from other parents, including teachers who worked at the boys’ school and had kids the same age...") + liquid photography by Karyn Eisler: 'reflect/absorb'
- 'Disconnect': a threaded poem by Catherine McGuire ("Like Ulysses wife, unstitching every night, we / disconnect our threaded lives, uncouple them...") + mosaic photography by Steve Wing: 'patterns of Lisbon'
in contrast to that, 'Father of the Suicide' was one of the final pages to get completed - i tried various images, but none of them felt fitting for such a painful and reflective text. then i tried Karyn's water image. and it fell in place, with the associations it holds: sadness, depth, a closing focus, things and thoughts underneath the surface.
combined with “Disconnect” and the mosaic floor image, there is a new feature up in the blog, about tracing patterns of the past: 'Núcleo Arqueológico moment' - this developed from the idea to add a note on the mosaic photo, and then turned into a page that enhances the whole zone with its historic dimension, the contrast of elements: water surface / floor surface / the history underneath the surface, and the different angles of (dis)connecting / finding ourselves / breaking threads.