Peter Rose: Witness

Thoughts on Interiority

(when asked by a funding agency to explain the import of my work to the larger community, I offered the following arrogant but necessary reply)

When I enter my studio, I enter a space filled with the contradictory, clamoring voices of past and future selves, a space inhabited by images, sounds, questions, pleasures and ideas that catalyze one another in unpredictable ways and that come to constitute a space of imaginary being. It is to this internal, living community of influences that I demonstrate my loyalty, to which I bear responsibility, and from which I derive my satisfactions. I do not feel the obligation to demonstrate such fealty to anything less fictional.

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