light in darkness

In honor of Winter Solstice…make of it what you will!

There are two ways of spreading light;
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
– Edith Wharton (from Vesalius in Zante, 1902)

Mona Hatoum, Current Disturbance, 1996 (White Chapel, 2011 installation)

I love this the quote, and when I thought of coupling it with an image, Mona Hatoum popped into my head! (I fell in love with Hatoum’s work at her New Museum solo in 1998). Its a pairing that yields a lot of pondering and tension – perfect for the longest night of the year! Read more about it here.