"I try not to watch movies and television with too much sex and violence. They really harm your perspective."
“Those movies and shows give you false expectations. If you watch them too much, you expect that every beautiful woman is a few hours away from jumping in bed with you. And you expect that every time you bump into someone on the sidewalk, or have any sort of confrontation, you should be ready to fight. In reality, you should probably just apologize and try to enjoy the person’s company.”
Fingerprint Man, 1951
Untitled (fingerprint general), c. 1965, ink, collage, colored pencil on paper, 11 x 7 1/4 inches
Group Photo, 1953, Graphite and ink on paper
Untitled (document), c.1959, mixed media, 12 x 8 3/4 inches
Fingerprint Landscape, 1950, Graphite and ink on paper, 14 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches
Dad’s Stick, 2012
hd video, duration 5 mins
Dad’s Stick features three well-used objects that my father showed me shortly before he died. Two of these were so steeped in history that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it turned out to be something else entirely. -JS
"Lévi-Strauss placed the three phases of food at the points of a triangle to emphasize both the opposition between different stages and the degrees between them. If you look at the diagram from the point of view of raw food, you might see the other two points as the outcomes of two different transformations: Cooked food is the product of cultural processes, such as the application of heat or tools; rotten food is the product of natural processes, time and decomposition."