I'm attracted to the mise-en-scène of shop windows at night when the glow from within creates stages & galleries for the passers-by. Cities are filled endlessly with these glass boxes that stoke imagination and entice a return visit by day to walk into sets remembered from night visions. One amulet, a single statuette, a bright buddha, a tarantula or glass skull might help empower our tangible lives. The occult energy is palpable here. Within each thing, we hope, is a connection to other times and places more authentic than our machine-driven one. David, in his glittering way, might answer.
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