AMPERSAND

Diena Georgetti, AMPERSAND, 2020, acrylic on canvas, custom frame, 132.00 x 121.00 x 3.50 cm, TCG22212
(photo: The Commercial) Winner 2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Collection Geelong Gallery

 

Artist Statement:

INTRODUCE ME AMPERSAND
to the reduplicated SOUL to SOUL of you
fold me within the hidden alone of you
so that I may operate within the unevolved evolution within you

CONNECT ME AMPERSAND
toward an optional possibility of me
a less non-exposing single double number one of me
so that I may fortify the overemotional non-motion within me

STRENGTHEN ME AMPERSAND
amid the world-shattered weakened world of us
formed by a past and future tense with us
so that we may rate the return of an unending life of time within us


*AND used to ‘introduce’ another comment or interjection
*AND used to ‘connect’ words of the same part of speech
*AND used to ‘strengthen’ by repeating a word in conjunction
*The very first AMPERSAND was a ligature—that is, a character consisting of two or more letters joined together. Its creator joined the letters e and t, of the Latin word et, meaning ‘and’ ... ‘and per se, and’ eventually evolved into AMPERSAND.

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