We continued along in the Met, moving from the sculpture garden filled with realistic figures frozen in time to modern American art. Some intriguing and famous pieces in this section. This one caught my eye. I think it was the lighting combined with an every day object used in a way that is abnormal. Yes things hang from hangers, but not other clothes hangers. The piece is called Obstruction by Man Ray. It is a wonderful piece of art and worth seeing when visiting the Met.
I have often thought about doing a series of pictures of people distracted by their mobiles. As someone who is also often enveloped on whatever is happening on that small screen, I find the paradox fascinating – we are more connected than ever, yet because of that more disconnected than ever. I was walking on the High Line – a wonderful and innovate park in Manhattan – and saw these two girls. I thought it was interesting that they were both fully enveloped int heir phones, yet both facing each other while doing this. Social antisocial interactions. It was clear to me that mobiles have clearly changed people and those who have grown up always knowing smartphones and access everywhere are different from those who remember a time when we weren’t always connected.