Still Point

Gwendolyn Terry's avatar Gwendolyn Terry

Without language, it is difficult to share our needs, wants, thought and feelings. Language empowers us; it enables us to name and make sense of things that might otherwise be confusing and opaque. Still Point is an installation piece built upon the language of personal power through both literal and abstracted references. Inspired by the "Alchemy of the Word" section of Author Rimbaud's prose poem "Une Saison un Enfer," Still Point refers to a pivotal moment of personal realization. Through the use of object, color and arrangement, it employs a 20 foot long wall of metallic letters, nails and string in an attempt to, as Rimbaud wrote,"...fix frenzies in their flight."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 14 in
  • Medium: Installation piece: nails, metal letters, & string
  • Width: 20 ft
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 11.5 ft