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Dylan Jones

Instructions for Imagining a City

oil on panel, 2013, 24"w x 24"h

Objects, while not alive, are said to have life. In the story of Pinocchio, Gepetto wishes his marionette were “real.” His wish is granted, and Pinocchio goes through a liminal period where he is both object and boy. Everyday objects are often dealt with like Pinocchio—in a state between object and being. I am interested in the dynamic territory between the icon—the object that functions as a path to the divine, to wisdom, to insight, to truth—and the idol, the object whose divinity is a farce. Some borders are wider than others, with room to play within the thresholds.


Dylan Jones - Instructions for Imagining a City

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