6 images and their stories (Jordan Thomas)

Image 1: sidewalk dot (ambiguous)

I like to imagine the random black sidewalk spec is there as a result of a faulty building of the sidewalk, lazy paving. I see it at a piece of history from which the sidewalk first originated. It’s VERY intimate with the ground.

Image 2: Manhole cover (ambiguous)

I look at the manhole as a grounded maze. I look at it as a random piece of metal that was inserted to the ground to allow a breathing room, a spacious connection between the underworld and the above ground. It’s relationship with the ground is godlike. It’s a border between two very different worlds. And the maze of the manhole itself is the very journey to navigate to get between the two realms.

Image 3: concrete splatter (ambiguous)

I like to envision the unique splatter shape came from an accident. I see a bicyclist going full speed, then, due to someone else’s incompetence, rhe cyclist had to move, he hits something, and he and hus bicycle fly into the concrete. The way the bicycle hits and scrapes along the concrete and just smacks right into the ground makes an irreversible shape in the concrete that lasts forever. It’s relationship with the ground is imbeded. It’s like a person with patchy skin.

Image 4: Cigarette (obvious)

I see the cigarette come from the hand of somebody stressed. From the type of person wjo smokes on his break, but was immediately called back to work before he could finish, says “ah dammit.” With an attitude and flings his unfinished cigarette to the ground with his fingers before pacing back to his workplace with anger, as the cigarette seeped and burned into the ground.

Image 5: napkin (obvious)

The napkin has a good relationship with the ground, as it adds variety to the ground, the shape the napkin is in and is crumpled tells me that this napkin was lost by somebody who had too many napkins and tossed it aside to be rid of it.

Image 6: receipt (obvious)

I see the receipt as an object that was lost on purpose. A person who has made a purchase, received a receipt, some pennies, and a few silver coins. As a normal person, he keeps the silvers, discards the pennies to the ground, as well as his receipt. I like to imagine the receipt is not too far from the pennies in this photo. Only the ground will accept the receipt.


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