(Translating I realized it could be called Risky Risk rather than Shy Dash or anything else, since Risco may be Dash or Risk. It would be a great title)
From The Cherubinic Wanderer (Mahwah: Paulista Press, 1986), Angelus Silesius, Sec VII, I drew the direction for a set I was doing: Risky Risk (risking the risk or risking the dash, to be understood)
I read in Silesius things like:
“The rose does not have why
It blooms because it blooms.
Does not care about itself
do not ask if someone sees"...
In John Lanchester, Debt to Pleasure:
"An artist should be evaluated for what he did
"Simple or nothing."
Here's the risk.
The result was a sequence of dashes (scratches) some with nylon or cotton thread (again risk) others with the minimum. Only one with a title.
Risking Angelus Silesius demanded more elaboration, which I did on black background.
Still Angelus Silesius.
"I do not know what I am, I'm not what I know: just one thing, then nothing, a small dot in the circle" This is there in the Threshold of the Visible (Limiar do Visivel) collection.