16 July 2013

Hegel has a theory that as time progresses, the world is coming to know itself. Perhaps advances in art are the very illustration of that idea: a collective creative embodiment of the world coming to know itself.
— In her fantastic recent TEDxEast talk, artist Rachel Sussman – who for the past decade has been photographing the oldest living things in the world – adds to history’s finest definitions of art.

Welwitschia mirabilis
2,000 years old
Namib naukluft desert, namibia
via .com


" I wanted to make portraits of them rather than landscapes; to encourage anthropomorphism, and create a means to connect to Deep Time – thousands of years of a life distilled into 1/60th of a second."via X
via sfmoma tumblr

shown here previously #throwback

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