Sandra Lane sent Nose with the comment I strongly feel the overlooked and the everyday should be celebrated with monuments so I offer a nose, a literally overlooked part of the face. Nose is enjoying himself, in his element in the sensory garden in the Abbey Gardens.
1) Redintegrative memory. I always liked that word, redintegrative. Magicking the whole from a part. A madeleine soaked in lime tea gave birth to seven long, long books by Proust which I’ve never quite finished. And never will. The first couple of chapters of the first one were enough for me.
2) They say smell is often the most powerful trigger. My love lost her sense of smell and I didn’t realise how hard that was until it happened to me too. It’s nothing really: it’s not the crush of lungs collapsing or the terror of the confusion, of the cold, of the inability to stay in this world. But still: it’s the loss of access to unexpected worlds. Not all unexpected or forgotten worlds are good, though.
3) I can reconstruct the whole man (it’s a man, I think) from this nose. It’s a man who loved madeleines. Or Madeleines.
Sandra Lane worked as a journalist and a photographer prior to attending art school. She graduated from BA Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Art in 2013 receiving the Camberwell Acme Studio Award. She completed an MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in 2017 followed by the Slade Summer Residency and the Sydney Nolan Trust Residency. Recent projects include: Her Mit Projects, February 2020, Collyer Bristow Graduate Award Show, Exceptional, November 2019-February 2020, Trophy, Simsmith Gallery, July-August 2019, What Kind of Spirit is This, Simsmith Gallery May-June 2019. Twitter and Instagram @artysandralane www.sandra-lane.com
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