StatementEclecticism will propel the writing here, as well as a belief in narrative and the importance of biography.
High will mix with low, the purely visual with the textural, journalistic reportage with meditative essay. Painting, film and photography will be gateways into visual history.
I’m compelled by stories that start off as a knot: stories that have to be unraveled or untied, stories that are mysteries or enigmas. I’m also drawn to people, places and things that have been forgotten, overlooked or ignored.
Some of my posts will be biographical profiles, built from the ground-up and assembled from interviews. Some will be riffs on current exhibitions or reviews of events: ticker tape stuff to keep you plugged into design related (in the widest sense) happenings in New York.
Other posts will be long form narratives, stories of discovery: shoe leather journeys, constructed from original, first hand research, rather than from information that has been re-purposed from other sources. I’ll toggle between these in-depth pieces and nimbler, shorter takes on an image, a thing, or an idea in order to keep things zinging along.
I believe in the importance and resilience of story. My ideal is to write pieces that are as compelling as fiction, or as gripping as a scene from a film.