|  February 24, 2006

When I finished this I gave it the name “absence”. There is a sense of absence. An absence of noise. Absence of excess. Absence of want.

presence, mixed media on panel, 4×4 inches

But it just didn’t sit right with me. I thought actually it’s the opposite.


n 1: the state of being present; current existence; [ant: absence] 2: the immediate proximity of someone or something; “she blushed in his presence”; “he sensed the presence of danger”; “he was well behaved in front of company” [syn: front] 3: an invisible spiritual being felt to be nearby 4: the impression that something is present; “he felt the presence of an evil force” 5: dignified manner or conduct [syn: bearing, comportment, mien] 6: the act of being present [ant: absence]

Naming things is always difficult for me. But I’m happy with this name. It fits. Especially number 3.

1 Comment

  1. by Lori Witzel on February 26, 2006  8:40 pm Reply

    Very beautiful and evocative...I need to stop the comment so I can go back and look some more. Thanks for sharing this.

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